There are six inter-related components to address when considering,
selecting and using AT with children with disabilities. Always
begin with the student - his strengths and needs within the
Read about a student situation; these are probably familiar.
Think about whether AT should be considered.
Discover More Using SETT
Use the SETT process (Zabala) to learn more about the student,
the environment(s) that she learns in and the specific tasks
that she needs to do. All of this is important to know BEFORE
you consider solutions! Select the items you feel are most
important to know.
Consider AT Solutions
Explore and brainstorm a variety of AT solutions that apply
to the student's learning tasks. Look at a continuum of feature
options, from low to high tech. Consider combining some for
a novel solution!
Classroom Strategies: Make It Work
AT solutions need classroom strategies to ensure their successful
use. Examine this area to select 504 accommodations, curricular
modifications and behavioral strategies that will help the
student use the technology.
Try It Out
Using the AT in the classroom is the only way you will know
if it "works"; you need a plan to do this. These
prompts will ensure that the trial technology, necessary training,
data collection plan and criteria for success are addressed.
Reflect on Your Plan
A continuous learning opportunity! What worked? What didn't?
What would you do differently?