ERIC Number: ED466063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Parent's Role in Assistive Technology Considerations. Do You Know Information Brochure.
Center for Innovations in Special Education, Columbia, MO.; Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
This brochure discusses the role of the parent of a child with a disability in assistive technology considerations. It describes assistive technology devices and services for a child with a disability, and provides information on the following areas: (1) the consideration of assistive technology during the Individualized Education Program (IEP); (2) information needed by the IEP team in order to make decisions about assistive technology; (3) the professionals who can help IEP teams make decisions about assistive technology; (4) decisions the IEP team makes about assistive technology; (5) kinds of assistive technology devices and services considered by the IEP team; (6) where the child's assistive technology needs will be included in the IEP; (7) the inclusion of personal devices in an IEP if a particular personal device is necessary for the child to receive an appropriate education; (8) assistive technology training for the child, parent, and school staff; (9) the responsibility of the school for providing necessary assistive technology devices and services and financial aid for purchasing assistive technology devices. Organizational resources on assistive technology are listed. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology, Decision Making, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Pupil Personnel Services, School Responsibility, Student Rights, Teamwork
For full text: http://www.dese.state.mo.us/divspeced/DataCoord/parentresource.html. For full text: http://www.coe.missouri.edu/~mocise/pubs/prol0402.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Innovations in Special Education, Columbia, MO.; Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
Note: Volume 4, Number 1. Result of collaboration with the Missouri Parents Act (MPACT) center.