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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES AND SERVICES. Special Education Department Tracy Cartas, Director of Special Education Felipe Arroyo, AT Supervisor. Presented By:. Alma Rodriguez, A.T. Coordinator Team Leaders: Sandra Cantu, Diagnostician/A.T. Team Leader

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assistive technology devices and services

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES AND SERVICES

Special Education Department

Tracy Cartas, Director of Special Education

Felipe Arroyo, AT Supervisor

presented by
Presented By:

Alma Rodriguez, A.T. Coordinator

Team Leaders:

Sandra Cantu, Diagnostician/A.T. Team Leader

Barbara Charles, SLP/A.T. Team Leader

Ricardo Martinez, VI/AT Team Leaders

session objectives
Session Objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • Legal issues related to AT
  • AT materials/devices
  • AT policies and procedures
  • DEC AT indicators
  • PEIMS
  • Testing Accommodations
  • Kurzweil 3000
idea 97 federal regulations
IDEA ’97 Federal Regulations

Sec 300.5 & 300.6 - Definitions

Sec 300.308 - Assistive Technology

Sec 300.346(a)(2)(v) - Special Factors

idea 97 section 300 5 assistive technology device
IDEA ’97 Section 300.5 Assistive Technology Device

…any item, piece of equipment or product system…that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

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IDEA ’97 Section 300.6 Assistive Technology Service

... any service that directly assists a child with a disability with the selection, acquisition or use of an AT device.

assistive technology services
Assistive Technology Services
  • Evaluation
  • Purchasing, leasing, or otherwise providing for the acquisition of the devices
  • Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, retaining, repairing or replacing of Assistive technology devices.
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Assistive Technology Services
  • Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions or services with Assistive technology devices.
  • Training or technical assistance for a child with a disability, or if appropriate, that child’s family.
  • Training or technical assistance for professionals, employers, or other individuals who provide services to , employ, or are otherwise involved in the major life functions of individuals with disabilities.
idea 97 federal regulations section 300 308 assistive technology
IDEA ’97 Federal RegulationsSection 300.308 Assistive Technology

a…AT devices or AT services, or both…are made available to a child with a disability if required as a part of the child’s

  • special education
  • related services
  • supplementary aids and services  
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IDEA ’97 Federal RegulationsSection 300.308 Assistive Technology

(b) On a case-by-case basis, the use of school purchased AT devices in a child\'s home or in other settings is required if the child\'s IEP team determines that the child needs access to those devices in order to receive FAPE.

idea 97 federal regulations sec 300 346 a 2 v special factors
IDEA ’97 Federal Regulations Sec 300.346(a)(2)(v)Special Factors
  • Development of IEP…
  • The IEP team also shall…
  • (v) Consider whether the child requires assistive technology devices and services.
categories for assistive technology
Categories for Assistive Technology
  • Seating and Positioning
  • Computer Application
  • Environmental Control
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Assistive Listening
  • Visual Aids
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Categories for Assistive Technology
  • Mobility
  • Computer-Based Instruction
  • Physical Education, Recreation, Leisure and Play
  • Aids for Daily Living
assistive technology policy and procedures
Assistive Technology Policy and Procedures
  • Assistive Technology Program consist of AT Coordinator, Team Leaders, AT Assistant and Team Members
  • Assistive Technology must be addressed and considered at every ARD (Goalview)
  • Diagnostician must be present at ARD to recommend an AT Eval., AT recommendations through accommodations, or review AT report
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AT Evaluation is Needed When

  • Need more in depth work with the student
  • IEP team does not have appropriate knowledge and skills
  • Need to try out technology to determine the nature and extent of AT devices and services needed
thank you
Thank You!

Rick

Alma

A.T. Team Leaders

1719 Farragut St.

795-3424

[email protected]

Barbara

Sandra

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