Writing AT Into the IEP
Documenting AT devices and services into the IEP can be challenging. The IEP document provides several locations where AT can be included based upon the purpose of the AT, the needs of the student, and, in some cases, the educational disability category. In this section, the various areas of the IEP where AT might be included are discussed along with reasons why those areas might be selected by the IEP team. Ultimately, AT should be written into the IEP in such a way that it provides a clear and complete description of the devices and services needed by the student and shows how the tools support achievement of goals and progress in the general education curriculum. Examples are provided of goals and objectives that include AT supports.