Considering Assistive Technology
1. Name at least three items that could be considered Assistive Technology and describe how those devices could support a student with a disability in the classroom.
2. Explain two reasons why it is necessary to consider Assistive Technology for students with disabilities.
3. Imagine a student in your class has disabilities and you’ve scheduled an upcoming IEP meeting. What types of information should you gather ahead of time to contribute to the discussion of the student’s Assertive Technology needs? Name at least four.
4. During the meeting suggested in the example above, the IEP team recommends Assistive Technology for the student. As a non Special Education teacher, describe your role in the implementation and evaluation processes.