AT Referral Process & Forms

Assistive Technology Process

An overview of that process can be found here: AT Flow Process Please refer to this first before completing and submitting a referral. If you have a student with a communication concern, please follow this AT Process: AT Communication Process.  If you have a student with a written language and expression concern, please submit this form: Writing Process and Barriers.

See helpful guided on Writing Barriers: AT and Written Language Flow Chart using WATI (1)

After exhausting other interventions and moving forward with AT Referral process, please e-mail completed form to Lauren Hodges (hodges_lauren@svvsd.org).

What should I do before sending in an AT referral?

  • Some things to consider when evaluating the need for an AT Referral:
    • Consider appropriateness of curriculum for that particular student (e.g., targets skills the student needs? Too high? Too low?)
    • Collaborate with your student’s educational team, i.e. general education teachers, partnering related service professionals and parents, to ensure that Tier 1 & Tier 2 strategies, specialized interventions, and IEP accommodations/modifications are appropriately in place
    • Collect data on skill(s) the student is having difficulty with to determine where the barriers are. We have provided some example data collection resources to help you:

Writing&Reading_DataCollection4Barriers

WritingProcess_AT_Consideration

AACDataCollectionSheet

For Example: 

A student is having difficulty with written expression specifically getting started with the task

Step 1

Once you’ve determined barriers, brainstorm and implement possible local solutions – these may be Tier 1 and/or 2 interventions

Step 2

Example from the student above: provide verbal and visual directions, shorten the task, reduce length expectations, begin with highly motivating topics, provide carrier phrases, i.e. sentence stems (either spoken or written)

  • Consult with SSEF, area coordinator, school psychologists, behavior team, and/or autism team for consult on behavioral issues; even if they are actively followed by these related service professionals to determine if learning barrier is more associated with behavior

Technology is not always the answer to address a learning barrier!

 Assistive Technology Referral Process in SVVSD:                                                                  

  • See Steps 1 and 2 above, using Considerations for AT, data collection documents, and other local solutions, ask yourself if your student is making progress and has accommodations needed to access his/her educational program.

    If not… consider completing an AT or AAC Referral

  • What to do at your students’ IEP meeting with regards to AT:
    • Prior to the meeting, if a new or updated AT Referral, discuss AT goals with AT team and other educational team members to be included in IEP.
    • If your student is benefitting and progressing using AT, then check AT on their IEP during next IEP meeting.
    • Include new AT goals in IEP goals

If this is a transfer student or a student within district moving from elementary to secondary, contact the AT Department for assistance with:

  • Procuring the AT equipment specified
  • Obtaining their AT evaluation report
  • Obtaining or updating their AT plan

 

AT Referral Forms

Assistive Technology Support Request

App and Accessories Request

Writing Support Request

Communication Support Request

Reading Support Request

Mathematics Support Request

 

AT Forms

AT Referral Forms Assistive Technology Support Request App and Accessories Request Writing Support Request Communication Support Request Reading Support Request Mathematics Support Request    

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Documenting AT/Unique Communication Needs in the IEP

AT on IEP Documentation Guidelines (rule of thumb: create a “golden thread” through the IEP of the use of and need for AT): Unique Communication Needs  AT on the IEP Check the AT box if… The student is already successfully using AT/AAC to make progress on IEP goals (and you have data to prove it) …

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