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


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. For a student with a disability it is often not enough if the classroom teacher and specialists are the only ones trained in the use of the device. If the device is to be meaningfully integrated into the student's life and general education curriculum, significant people such as family members and other adults need to be familiar with the assistive technology.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on June 29, 2016 at 7:12pm.