How do I know if my child needs assistive technology (AT)?

Parent Question
Sep. 15, 2022

A child can benefit from AT if they:

  • Have difficulties with functional capabilities such as writing, reading, organizing, studying, listening, and/or accessing the curriculum
  • Are struggling to keep up with the pace of in-class work

    If your child has an IEP, the IEP team must determine whether AT is needed for your child to receive a free, appropriate public education. The IEP team will request an AT assessment if it decides one is necessary. This can be conducted by the school, an independent agency, or an individual consultant. The evaluation will help figure out which type of technology is best for your child.

For more information, check out our article Assistive Technology (AT) 101.

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