Assistive Technology Assessment with our 5 step system
In most cases learners with VI will need some form of assistive technology. This may take the form of accessing print on paper as well as electronic forms. The purpose of the Assistive Technology Assessment is to assess which AT tools are appropriate. Looking at both the child’s current and future needs. It is also important to consider that the child should not have an unfair advantage. Instead, provide them with the tools to work with confidence and independence.
As every child’s learning requirements are different. The Positive Eye assessment, allows you to build a profile of the child. Their individual technology requirements and capabilities. This allows you to make appropriate choices which meet their access needs.
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology. (AT) is any piece of equipment or learning aid used to increase, maintain, or improve the learning of a child with VI. This can include equipment, software or product system. AT does not have to be high-tech software or systems. It can be a low-tech communication board or fuzzy felt. With more low-tech methods a simple adaptation can be all that’s required. This can be increasing a font size or changing the colour of a background or text.
Why use the Five Step Assistive Technology Assessment?
Provides a comprehensive assessment of the child’s access needs
Relate Assessments to a range of curriculum activities
Include extra skills required to use the technology
You can amended, add to, or use in part, according to the requirements of the assessment situation
Identifies the most appropriate type of technology to fulfil the child’s needs
Enables you to complete a final profile of need
The Assistive Technology Assessment allows the school to plan. To budget for technology requirements, in both long and short term. It can also help identify any changes required to the learning environment.