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Requirements - Assistive Technology

What is an assistive technology service?

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According to the IDEA, an assistive technology service is "any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device." Examples of assistive technology services include the following: (1) assistive technology evaluations,

What is an assistive technology device?

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According to the IDEA, an assistive technology device is "any item, piece of equipment, or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities." An assistive t

What is the responsibility of the school district in regard to assistive technology?

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According to IDEA, school districts must ensure that assistive technology devices and services are made available to a child with a disability if required as part of a child's special education and related services as stated in the child's IEP.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 21, 2014 at 12:09am.