These are the questions a site team should ask itself when considering AT for a student.

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Concerning the STUDENT

  • What does the Student need to do?

  • What are the Student's special needs?

  • What are the Student's current abilities?

The  Student's learning ENVIRONMENTS

  • What materials and equipment are currently available in the environment?

  • What is the physical arrangement?  Are there special concerns?

  • What is the instructional arrangement?  Are there likely to be changes?

  • What supports are available to the student?

  • What resources are available to the people supporting the student?

The TASKS the student is being ask to complete

  • What naturally occurring activities take place in the environment?

  • What is everyone else doing?

  • What activities support the student's curricular goals?

  • What are the critical elements of the activities?

  • How might the activities be modified to accommodate the student's special needs?

  • How might technology support the student's active participation in those activities?

The TOOLS the student has or may need to complete the tasks

  • What no tech, low tech, and high tech options should be considered when developing a system for a student with these needs and abilities doing these tasks in these environments?

  • What strategies might be used to invite increased student performance?

  • How might these tools be tried out with the student in the customary environments in which they will be used?