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Assistive Technology


Assistive technology (AT) is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities” of children with disabilities. (IDEA, 2004, Sec. 300.5). For students with disabilities, IDEA requires that Assistive Technology (AT) must be considered as part of the IEP developed for each student that is eligible.

Assistive Technology Observation-Screening Request

Vanessa Lopez

SELPA Coordinator
E-mail: vanessa.lopez@icoe.org
Phone: (760) 312-6199

Tiffany Claverie

Program Specialist APE; Assistive Technology; Circle of Friends Imperial County Chapter
E-mail: tiffany.claverie@icoe.org
Phone: (760) 312-6505


Web Resources

Open Access website contains resources related to Assistive Technology, Augmentative or Alternative Communication, and Universal Design for Learning.

Resources for Spanish-speaking children for use by professionals and families of Spanish-speaking children with complex communication needs.

This site shares quick posts, tips and a list of Bilingual Spanish-English apps and manufacturers.

This blog is a companion to the website, www.aacintervention.com At this site you can find quick posts, mini tips, and think out louds.

The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College partners with state and national agencies, schools, institutes of higher education and community providers to offer: Interdisciplinary pre-service and community education, technical assistance, services, research, and information.



Assistive Technology Resources for Educators and Families

Assistive Technology Accessibility Resource Graphic


Video Links

Video Tutorials in English:

Video Tutorials in Spanish: