Appendix C – QIAT Indicator 1: Consideration

Professional Development Resources

Oklahoma ABLE Tech provides an overview of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (A.T.) website and resources to help you better understand how IEP and A.T. teams can use the QIAT to serve students K-12 with disabilities and their assistive technology needs.  Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology - YouTube video

QIAT #1 - Consideration

QIAT Indicator #1

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A.T. Technical Assistance Guide: Assists Oklahoma Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams in providing AT devices and services to students with disabilities as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

A.T. Technical Assistance Guide pdf file link1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Special Education Handbook: Oklahoma State Department of Education has developed guidance on assistive technology including definitions of devices and services, considering students’ A.T. needs, assessing students’ A.T. needs, and including A.T. in the IEP.

Oklahoma Special Education Handbook website link1, 3, 5, 7

Special Education Process Guide: Provides guidance for including assistive technology into the IEP.

Special Education Process Guide pdf guide1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Assistive Technology Consideration Resource Guide: Created by the Georgia Project for Assistive Technology. This document provides a framework for identifying relevant tasks within instructional areas as well as appropriate accommodations, modifications, and technology solutions.

Considering A.T. for Students with Disabilities website link2, 5, 6

Quality Indicators for Consideration of Assistive Technology Needs: This is one of 8 quality indicators included in the resources available from The QIAT Consortium.

Quality Indicators for Consideration of A.T. Needs website link1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Education Tech Points - A Framework for Assistive Technology 3rd Edition:  Created by Gayl Bowser and Penny Reed. This manual guides IEP teams in considering, assessing, implementing, and transitioning AT for students.

Education Tech Points website link1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Assistive Technology Internet Modules - Using the WATI Assessment Process: This online learning module focuses on the WATI AT assessment process which is based on the steps of (a) information gathering, (b) decision-making, and (c) trial use. It is designed for use for professional development, higher education courses, and independent study and was developed collaboratively by Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Texas Assistive Technology Network.

WATI Assessment Learning Module website link5

Considering the Need for A.T. in the IEP Video: Oklahoma ABLE Tech discusses the importance of considering A.T. for all students on an individualized education program (IEP) including IEP team questions to ask to help in the consideration process.

Considering the Need for A.T. in the IEP video link1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Free to Low-Cost A.T. Solutions: Oklahoma ABLE Tech explores free to low-cost assistive technology solutions. Categories featured include reading, vision, hearing, handwriting/keyboarding, composition, and communication. All solutions are $50 or less.

Free to Low-Cost AT Solutions Video link

A.T. Discovery website link

A.T. Discovery Webinar Series: Each webinar focuses on an A.T. Category which includes a case study to assist schools with determining appropriate A.T. for students with disabilities.

ABLE Tech's Webinar Series website link3, 6

SETT (Student, Environments, Tasks, and Tools) Scaffold for Consideration of A.T. Needs, created by Joy Zabala, Ed.D.: This is one of several forms available to guide users through the process of considering, selecting, and implementing A.T. The forms are intended to be examples and can be adapted and changed to meet the needs of the people who are using them as long as credits to the original source are maintained.

SETT Scaffold for Consideration of AT Needs website link



WATI A.T. Consideration Guide: This form is part of the full assessment manual titled, "Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT)" Module.

Accessing Module website link



Big East Educational Cooperative Assistive Technology Consideration Checklist: This checklist is intended to be used by an IEP Team or Admissions and Release Committee (ARC) to determine whether or not a student may benefit from the use of A.T.

Big East Educational Cooperative A.T. Consideration Checklist pdf link

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