Assistive Technology

Anything that helps a student succeed in the classroom, electronic or otherwise.

Assistive Technology Device as definded by IDEA

"In general.--The term `assistive technology device' means 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 functional capabilities of a child with a disability."

Resources for AT

IDEA the law and how it applies to students with disabilities

The Family Center on Technology and Disability information for families (and teachers)

Assistive Technology Hacks blog about how to modify household things

SETT Framework for determining AT needs

Understood for Learning and Attention Issues infomration about AT and disability

Assistive Technology Rocks My Classroom video from a student who uses AT in her classroom

Assistive Technology Prezintation