Assistive Technology FAQs
WHAT IS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY?
The term Assistive Technology [AT] refers to the systematic application of technology, engineering methodologies and scientific principles to address barriers confronted by students with disabilities.
AT includes any type of device used to support the education of a student with a disability. It is one aspect of a multifaceted approach to addressing a student’s individual strengths and educational needs.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM AT?
Students who struggle with accessing the educational curriculum related to difficulties with: communication, reading, writing, organization, mobility, social skills and behavior.
HOW CAN AT HELP A STUDENT?
AT can offer improved access to the educational curriculum, provide a means for students to demonstrate what they know, promote increased independence, and bypass barriers interfering with communication, learning and social interaction.
WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP IN ACQUIRING THE SERVICES OF THE AT TEAM?
Contacting a student’s case manager or 504 representative is the first step in acquiring services of the AT Team.