Assistive Technology

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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) is an umbrella term covering the systems and services related to the delivery of AT tools, supports, and services. AT can be 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 the functional capabilities of an individual with a disability. AT helps people who have difficulty speaking, communicating, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, and many other things. There is not a one-size-fits-all equipment recommendation for any age, developmental level, or disability. The determination of what supports should be utilized with a student should be based on their current skills and needs.


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AT can include

  • a variety of devices & tools ranging from non-tech through high-tech

  • services such as securing, repairing, maintaining, and training related to tools and strategies

AT must

  • be considered for each student receiving special education services, regardless of age or disability, using a systematic process supporting accessibility to and participation independence within the curriculum.

AT is a generic term inclusive of

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Hearing Impairment (HI)

  • Vision Impairment (VI)

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