Assistive Technology

  • What is Assistive Technology?

    Assistive Technology Equipment
    Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customize, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.

    Assistive Technology Service
    Any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.

    Assistive Technology Referral Process

    As with every other special education service, the IEP team is responsible for determining if an assistive technology device and/or service is necessary for a child with a disability to receive FAPE. It is important to remember that assistive technology devices and/or services are not ends in themselves. The IEP team focuses on whether or not assistive technology devices and/or services are necessary for the eligible child to receive educational benefit and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

    Referrals for Assistive Technology are generated by IEP teams based on student needs. 

    Referrals should be sent directly to Mrs. Jena Albaugh albaughj@wcsdpa.org