Assistive Technology

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) is an umbrella term covering the systems 和服务 related to the delivery of AT tools, 支持, 和服务. AT可以是任何项, 一件设备, or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, 修改, or customized that is used to increase, 维护, or improve the functional capabilities of an individual with a disability. AT helps people who have difficulty speaking, 沟通, 打字, 写作, 记住, 指出, 看到, 听力, 学习, 走, and many other things. There is not one-size-fits-all equipment recommendation for any age, 发展水平, 或残疾. The determination of what 支持 should be utilized with a student should be based on their current skills and needs.


AT can include a variety of devices & tools ranging from non-tech to high-tech 和服务 such as securing, 修复, 维护, and training related to tools and strategies

AT must be considered for each student receiving special education services, regardless of age 或残疾, using a systematic process supporting accessibility to and participation independence within the curriculum.

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