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What is assistive technology?

What is assistive technology?

Published: Sep. 15, 2022

Assistive technology is any device, software, or equipment that helps kids with disabilities access their education. AT plays a significant role in reducing barriers to learning, and it enables kids who learn and think differently to work around their challenges and play to their strengths.

Think of AT as:

  • A related service that augments your child’s learning
  • A partner to well-designed instruction
  • A tool to help your child be more self-confident, work more independently, and set and meet their goals.

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

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