Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative



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Consideration of AT

Discussion Guide

Student Name: School: Matric:

Primary Exceptionality:

Person completing Form:

Exceptional Ed Case Manager:

Team Members:


Directions: Working together as a team, use this form to consider the need for assistive technology (AT).


Part I.

Identify any area that is keeping the student from accomplishing IEP goals that reflect his/her abilities or identify any area where the student is already using AT.

Were one or more area(s) identified?

A. Communication

B. Reading

C. Computer Access

D. Composing Written Material

E. Motor Aspects of Writing

F. Math

Yes – Go to Part II

No – Consideration is complete. Document that AT is not needed at this time in the IEP.

Part II.

List the area identified in Part I. Specify the task(s) the student is unable to do and the environment(s) where that task takes place.

Briefly list or describe any special strategies, accommodations or technology already being used.

Is the student able to complete tasks at his/her ability with any special strategies, accommodations or technology already being used?

Yes – Current Strategies are adequate.

Consideration is complete.

Yes – The student’s current use of AT is adequate. Consideration is complete. Use feature-based descriptors to document current use of AT on the IEP.

No – Go to Part III

Part III.

The IEP team determines that additional information is needed and will exploration AT solutions.

Yes, AT may be needed.

Adapted from Wi. Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI). Miami-Dade County Assistive Technology Procedures, Georgia Project for Assistive Technology, Oregon Technology Access Program and St. Charles Parish Public Schools Consideration forms.