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Training Issues - Assistive Technology

What kind of training and technical assistance should be provided to families, and professionals?

Answer: 

Depending on the technology and the involvement of the family, peers, and professionals with the student, training and technical assistance should include, but not be limited to, providing information and training about:

In addition to the student, who else should receive training on how to use the assistive technology devices?

Answer: 

Use of assistive technology without integration into the student's individual goals and objectives will result in less than optimal outcomes for the student. Individuals who live, work, or play with the student should be a part of this process.

How can a staff member receive individualized training for a specific need?

Answer: 

In general, if the IEP Team specifies the use of an assistive technology device, it is the district's responsibility to train appropriate staff members and family members, depending on the individual needs of the student.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 05, 2015 at 9:13am.