ERIC Number: ED464451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Assistive Technology in the Schools: A Guide for Idaho Educators.
Doty, Michelle; Seiler, Ron; Rhoads, LaRae
This manual is designed to provide Idaho educators, parents, students with disabilities, and related service providers with assistance in identifying, selecting, and acquiring assistive technology (AT) devices and services. The consideration of AT devices and services is required during the development of every Individualized Family Service Plan and every Individualized Education Program (IEP). The first section of the manual begins by explaining the importance of assistive technology in education and the challenge of delivering AT devices and services. Part 2 discusses assistive technology in special education law and includes an extensive list of case law related to adaptive equipment. Part 3 introduces a model of service delivery for AT, describes a series of quality indicators for AT services, and outlines how to include AT in the IEP. The suggested forms to use are included in this section. The final part discuses funding options for AT. Appendices provide a list of acronyms used in the manual, examples of AT for computer access and communication, examples of switches, examples of writing AT into the IEP, and a list of state and national resources for AT. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Court Litigation, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Legislation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Integrated Services, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, School Responsibility, Student Evaluation
For full text: http://www.sde.state.id.us/vault/docdetail.asp?id=221.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Special Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act