Presentation on theme: "ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES AND SERVICES Special Education Department Tracy Cartas, Director of Special Education Felipe Arroyo, AT Supervisor."— Presentation transcript:
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 Barbara Charles, SLP/A.T. Team Leader Ricardo Martinez, VI/AT Team Leaders
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 Sec & Definitions Sec Assistive Technology Sec (a)(2)(v) - Special Factors
IDEA 97 Section 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.
IDEA 97 Section 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 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.
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 childs 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 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 childs –special education –related services –supplementary aids and services
IDEA 97 Federal Regulations Section 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 (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 Seating and Positioning Computer Application Environmental Control Augmentative Communication Assistive Listening Visual Aids
Categories for Assistive Technology Mobility Computer-Based Instruction Physical Education, Recreation, Leisure and Play Aids for Daily Living
Continuum from No/Low Tech to High Tech
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
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