How can continuity be achieved in the student's program with regard to assistive technology devices and services from classroom to classroom, teacher to teacher, school to school, year to year?
Each student's IEP must be reviewed no less than annually. At the review, the IEP Team should discuss and identify personnel training needs as they relate to the student's movement through the school program. The school should develop policies and procedures to ensure that involved teachers are familiar with the student's assistive technology needs and use of the device(s). This will help provide continuity. For example school districts could assign case managers to oversee this process. Policies and procedures could also outline the process for providing training for new staff that will interact with the student and need to be knowledgeable about the device(s).