Assistive Technology Considerations and the IEP

Increase your knowledge of assistive technology (AT) requirements as they relate to individuals with disabilities, discuss indicators for consideration of AT, and learn about the collaborative decision-making process as part of the individualized education program (IEP) process.

Date & Time

September 4, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.




  • Michelle Austin, M.A., CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist/Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Laura Lavery, M.A., Education Specialist/Assistive Technology Specialist


As part of the IEP process, the IEP team should consider whether the student requires assistive technology devices or services to benefit from their education. Assistive technology can help remove barriers and provide students with disabilities equal access to the general education curriculum, instructional materials, and educational opportunities. It can level the playing field and enable students to participate more fully in their education. Assistive technology can increase a student's independence and self-determination by providing tools that support their ability to communicate, access information, and participate more actively in their education and daily activities. Assistive technology can be tailored to provide individualized support and accommodate the specific needs of the student, as outlined in their IEP. By considering assistive technology as part of the IEP process, the team can identify and implement the appropriate tools and strategies to support the student's educational goals, maximize their potential, and promote their independence and participation in all aspects of their education.

Participants will be able to

  • Discuss indicators for consideration of assistive technology needs.
  • Increase their knowledge of Assistive Technology requirements as it relates to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's (IDEA).
  • Discuss the collaborative decision-making process to address the systematic consideration of each student's possible need for assistive technology.


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