Assistive Technology (AT) includes any product or piece of equipment that is used to promote greater independence for people with disabilities by enabling them to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing.
AT is frequently matched closely with an individual student’s needs and abilities. Assistive Technology is coordinated by professional staff from the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District.
Assistive Technology Consultation Process
Request for Assistive Technology consultation is a collaborative process to problem solve challenges and solutions. The Assistive Technology Consultation Process for determining an appropriate AT tool/device involves reviewing data, student needs, their environment, tasks, and lastly, tools. We will problem solve together as a team to find optimal solutions, thus it will be referred to as a consultation rather than a one time evaluation.
If your team would like to request support with Assistive Technology/Access, here is the process you can anticipate:
- Submit the Google form “Request for OAISD District Services Support”
- Contact within two business days to discuss next steps, including scheduling a SETT team meeting
- Engage in a SETT team meeting
- Participate in the development and facilitation of an Implementation Plan