"For people without disabilities,
technology makes things easier. For
people with disabilities, technology
makes things possible"
Technology, which ranges from low tech to high tech, can open the doors for children with any kind of disability. Because motor skills impact everything a student does in school, OT's and PT's are often asked for ideas/help to adapt and/or recommend assistive technology across the curriculum. Most districts have a team that addresses AT needs, but this page will provide some additional resources, adaptations, and ideas for all areas of the school environment.
Assistive technology is a device and/or service that is determined by an IEP team
to be necessary to provide a student with educationally relevant and necessary
access to a free and appropriate education (FAPE) in a least restrictive
environment (LRE). Assistive technology services must be considered for any
student receiving special education.
“Any item, piece of equipment, or product system whether acquired commercially off the
shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional
capabilities of individuals with disabilities.“
“Technology-Related Assistance for Individual
with Disabilities Act (Tech Act)”