AT Consideration

Consideration of Assistive Technology...
Technology is not a magic wand used to 'fix' our students... technology is a 'tool' which supports our students' learning dependent upon the needs of the student, the environment, and the task.

SETT Framework (Zabala, Joy)
Student needs
Environment
Task
Tool

Texas 4-Step Model
1. Review present levels of performance and evaluation data
2. Develop goals and objectives
3. Determine if any tasks are difficult or impossible for the student
4. Decide whether or not AT devices and services are required and document decisions

Resources:
Texas Assistive Technology Network AT Modules
http://www.texasat.net

SETT Framework
http://www.joyzabala.com/

Quality Indicators in Assistive Technology
http://natri.uky.edu/assoc_projects/qiat/

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Inititative:
http://www.wati.org/

Assistive Technology - Texas Guide for Effective Teaching (TARGET)
http://www.txautism.net/docs/Guide/Interventions/AT.pdf