Train teams to dig deeper on student need for AT before jumping to evaluation

By Jennifer Herseim, Education Daily® Every individualized education program team must consider whether a student with a disability needs assistive technology services. Sometimes, however, teams jump past the consideration process and go right into the evaluation process, said Mike Marotta, an AT specialist with Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC.

Taking the time to thoroughly consider whether a student needs AT can actually reduce the number of formal AT evaluations that are requested, Marotta said. More …

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