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Assistive Technology Consideration

Assistive Technology Consideration

By law, assistive technology (often referred to as “AT”) MUST be considered during the IEP process for every child. AT varies in many forms and MOST students CAN benefit from some level of AT. AT may be low tech, medium tech or high tech. I remember way back, a very long time ago my kindergarten teacher requiring us to use “fat” pencils to write with. When you think about it this is a very common but yet very low tech AT idea. All students can benefit from AT ideas that aid them in any way to better comprehend what they are learning or better manipulate various tools for learning. What I am presenting here is an example of the SETT Framework developed by a team of educators for a class in AT. The SETT Framework model originated with Joy Zabala and is copyrighted (2001). I want to give... Show More

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Jeff Berk
Jeff Berk (Teacher (K-12))
8 years ago

A great model to use for considering AT for special needs students by using the strength and weaknesses of the student, the student's environments, tasks required of the student, and tools.

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