Academic: Assistive Technology

  • When traditional academic methods have not been effective for a student, assistive technology tools might be an option. An assistive technology consultation request can be put in for any student who needs the next level of support in reading, writing, and/or math.

    • Written needs: consult with the building occupational therapist, add recommendations to the Google Consult Form.  
    • Visual needs: consult with the district vision team, add recommendations to the Google Consult Form.  
    • Hearing needs: consult with the deaf & hard of hearing team, add recommendations to the Google Consult Form.
    • Reading & math: no need to consult with any other providers, start consult paperwork.

    Assistive technology tools can include iPads, laptop computers, a mouse, large external keyboard, mounts, talking calculator, and writers.

    Possible accommodations:

    • Speech to text
    • Word prediction
    • Text to speech
    • Audiobooks
    • Magnification and Zoom software
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      Developing cause and effect is important as a child learns that his/her behavior and actions result in a response. This helps the child to develop early communication and cognition skills, which are necessary to understand the cause and effect relationship.