Assistive Technology 101 SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. Presented by. Alma Rodriguez, Assistive Technology Coordinator Barbara Charles, SLP & Assistive Technology Team Leader. OBJECTIVES. TPW become familiar with Assistive Technology laws and IEP procedures.
SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
TPW become familiar with Assistive Technology laws and IEP procedures.
TPW become familiar with the light-tech and high tech equipment in the area of Assistive technology devices.
...... any item, piece of equipment or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
20 U.S.C. Chapter 34, Section 1401 (25)
“...... any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.
Each public agency shall ensure that Assistive technology devices or services, or both are made available with a disability if required as part of the child’s:
(a) special education
(b) related services
(c) supplementary aids services
20 U.S.C. Chapter 34 Section 1412(2), (5) (B)
The assessment shall be conducted using procedures that are appropriate for the student’s most proficient method of communication.