Do you know when this was written into federal law? Based upon what I hear from special educators, some of you might answer, "Recently." Actually, this was added in IDEA '97 - TWELVE YEARS AGO! I know this is still not happening at all IEP team meetings.
IDEA ’97 added the requirement that each IEP Team consider the need for assistive technology as part of the Consideration of Special Factors.Is it happening at every IEP meeting you attend? If not, choose to be the catalyst for compliance.
300.346 (a)(2) Consideration of Special Factors.
The IEP Team shall ....
(v) consider whether the child requires assistive technology devices and services.
And what conclusions are reached following AT consideration? There are only four possibilities:
Assistive Technology Consideration Resources to make informed decisions that serve the needs of your students.