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 (firstname.lastname@example.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:
A student is having difficulty with written expression specifically getting started with the task
Once you’ve determined barriers, brainstorm and implement possible local solutions – these may be Tier 1 and/or 2 interventions
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