Assistive Technology - Non-Low Incidence

Assistive Technology | Non-Low Incidence

Assistive Technology refers to a device or service that can be used as a tool by students with disabilities to achieve or maintain function.

 

 Pre-Referral

  • Convene an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting to document the team's decision to refer the student for an Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment.
  • Complete the Assistive Technology Assessment Referral form (D/M 127) and obtain the signatures of the person making the referral and the director of special education.
  • Complete the Assessment Plan form (D/M 66) and obtain the parent/guardian signature.
  • The person making the referral should check the box that corresponds to the type of assessment(s) requested. Write Assistive Technology Assessment on the line for "other."
  • The parent/guardian should check the box that corresponds to the type of assessment(s) requested.
  • The parent/guardian should initial each applicable statement listed under Parental Authorization section of form D/M 66.
  • Complete the Authorization for Use and/or Disclosure of Information form (D/M 63) and obtain the parent/guardian signature. Specify the receiving agency's name, if known. If not, leave the field blank.

 

Timeline for Assessment

Within five business days of receipt of the completed referral packet, the Assistive Technology Program Specialist at the SELPA will determine whether to conduct the assessment using a multi-disciplinary team approach or assign the assessment to an independent assessor who will coordinate the assessment through the contact person named on the referral form (D/M 127). All assessments must be completed within 60 days.

Referral

Forward the following completed documents to the attention of the Assistive Technology Program Specialist at the SELPA.


  • D/M 127 Assistive Technology Assessment Referral form
  • D/M 66 Assessment Plan form
  • D/M 63 Authorization for Use and/or Disclosure of Information form
  • IEP or IEP Addendum dated within one year of the of the referral for an Assistive Technology Assessment
  • Psycho-educational evaluation dated within three years of the referral for an Assistive Technology Assessment
  • Any additional supporting information

 

Timeline for Services

Upon completion of the assessment, a report will be sent to the director of special education by either the consultant or agency that conducted the assessment or the Assistive Technology Program Specialist at the SELPA with a request to schedule an IEP meeting.

The director of special education will reconvene the IEP team to review the report findings and recommendations of the assessment and determine whether or not AT services or devices/equipment are warranted.

If the IEP team agrees that services are not needed, it will be documented in the IEP notes or under the IEP Considerations of Special Factors form (D/M 68D page 1) and/or in the Supplementary Aids and Supports form (D/M 68D page 2).

For more information, please contact our office at (760) 552-6700