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Referral and Assessment for Assistive Technology (RAAT)

Referral and Assessment for Assistive Technology (RAAT)The 4 Step Process

Step 1: Referral for Assistive Technology AssessmentVaries according to school districtPost-referral, the IEP team meets to determine whether steps are necessaryReferral should consider all prior and current assessment data

Step 2: Conducting an Assistive Technology AssessmentGenerally completed by the Assistive Technology Specialist, the assessment is done with significant help from other IEP membersMay include: Direct observationInterviewsFormal assessmentSelected activities in predetermined environments

Step 3: The Individualized Education Program Team (IEP)The IEP Team which conducts AT device trials is a multidisciplinary team comprised of interested parties such as the following:AT specialistGeneral education teacherSpecial education teacherParentsSchool PsychologistPhysical and occupational therapists

Step 4: Implementation of the Assistive Technology DeviceStudent, teachers, and parents, along with many other interested service personnel all assist the student with device accommodation and proficiency