Knowing what to address in an AT Assessment
is similar to other assessments that are done. We'd like to share with you a helpful
framework for team-based AT assessment. It's called the SETT framework and is
a guideline for gathering data to make effective AT decisions. You always begin
by collecting information about the student.
for the Student
for the Environment
for the Tasks
for the Tools needed for the student to address the tasks.
Here's the rationale:
To get the best shot at putting together a system of "useable"
tools, the team needs to explore the student, the environments in which the student
is expected to use the tools, and the tasks which are an inherent part of communicating,
participating and being productive in those environments! These are all considered
before attempting to identify the features or components of the
SETT's questions are designed to generate thoughts and discussion.
They're intentionally broad in order to catch all ideas and possible
solutions. The team will need to sort out the data that is pertinent
and most helpful. The worksheet on the side will guide the process
by helping you to find out what you know about the student,
the environment, task and tools and what information you may
need to find out to make the best decisions. This process can
be used to identify any useful intervention, not only AT.