The Kent ISD Assistive Technology Team supports educators across area districts with professional learning, resources, decision-making practices and trial equipment.
Assistive technology (AT) is a general term that includes devices or services required for a student with a disability to access a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). AT may range from low-tech or high-tech, modified or adapted, allowing access to and participation in instruction and daily living tasks, inclusive of needs related to Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), Hearing Impairment (HI) and Vision Impairment (VI).
AT is considered for each student receiving special education services. There is not a one-size-fits-all equipment recommendation for any age or developmental level. The determination of what supports should be utilized with a student should be based on their current skills and needs regardless of age or disability, using a systematic process supporting accessibility to and participation and independence within the curriculum. For more information on making an informed decision click here.
Use the links below to find learning opportunities, resources, information about AT/AAC support and Kent ISD's AT Lending Library.