Assistive Technology Consultations are available to Schools


Services include:


  • Consultation to school teams to determine student needs (equipment, software, etc)
  • Consultation to school teams to help with the SETT process/meetings
  • Student evaluations for needs (May include some testing)
  • Consultation concerning Part A and Part B Print Disability eligibility determination.
  • Consultation to obtain Digital access to books for Print Disability students
  •  Write up/formal documentation of consultations or student evaluations



All evaluations/consultations follow the SETT process as explained below.


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines Assistive Technology devices as “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 a child with a disability”.

The SETT framework developed by Joy Zabala was utilized to review and analyze collected information.

The SETT framework focuses on:

The Student: What does the student need to do? What are the student’s special needs? What are the student’s current abilities? What background information is helpful?
Environment:  What materials and equipment are currently available in the environment? What is the physical arrangement? Are there special concerns? What is the instructional arrangement? Are there likely to be change? What supports are available to the student? What resources are available to the people supporting the student?
Tasks:  What activities take place in the environment? What activities support the student’s curriculum? What are the critical elements of the activities? How might the activities be modified to accommodate the student’s special needs and abilities doing these tasks in theses environments? What strategies might be used to invite increased student performance? How might these tools be tried out with the student in the customary environments in which they will be used?



The Environment:  What materials and equipment are currently available in the environment? What is the physical arrangement? Are there special concerns? What is the instructional arrangement? Are there likely to be change? What supports are available to the student? What resources are available to the people supporting the student?
Tasks:  What activities take place in the environment? What activities support the student’s curriculum? What are the critical elements of the activities? How might the activities be modified to accommodate the student’s special needs and abilities doing these tasks in theses environments? What strategies might be used to invite increased student performance? How might these tools be tried out with the student in the customary environments in which they will be used?

The Tasks:  What activities take place in the environment? What activities support the student’s curriculum? What are the critical elements of the activities? How might the activities be modified to accommodate the student’s special needs and abilities doing these tasks in theses environments? What strategies might be used to invite increased student performance? How might these tools be tried out with the student in the customary environments in which they will be used?

The Tools/Devices/Services: What no or low tech options should be considered when developing a system for a student with these needs and abilities doing these tasks in these environments? What strategies might be used to invite increased student performance? How might these tools/devices be tried out with the student in the customary environments in which they will be used? What services are already provided to the student?Environment:  What materials and equipment are currently available in the environment? What is the physical arrangement? Are there special concerns? What is the instructional arrangement? Are there likely to be change? What supports are available to the student? What resources are available to the people supporting the student?












Email Debra George OTR/L, Assistive Technology Specialist

at debgeorgeotr@gmail.com

for more information

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