Accessibility Tools

Assistive Technology

AT/AAC Assessment

Assistive technology (AT)
 consists of both devices and services. An assistive technology device is defined by IDEA 2004 as "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 a child with a disability. The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such device." (Sec. 300.5).


An assistive technology service is defined by IDEA 2004 as "any service that directly assists a child with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device." (Sec. 300.6). Services include evaluation, selection, coordination with the educational team, and training.

Comprehensive Assessment Services

Our AT and AAC specialist will provide a comprehensive assessment that includes a review of the student record, consultation with the student’s team, observation of the student, assessment in the natural environment including trials, written report and PPT attendance. Follow-up services are available for an additional cost and include Training, Coaching and Insurance Funding Requests for AAC.

Downloadable Assessment Referral Packets

AAC Student Assessment Referral Packet (PDF)

AT Student Assessment Referral Packet (PDF)



“I just wanted to sincerely thank you for your hard work, the assessment, and the extensive amount of information shared. You were extremely thorough and detailed, and your work was exemplary. We know that this will be so beneficial for (student), and we can’t adequately express our gratitude to you for your role in (student)’s future success and happiness.”

- Parent

For more information, please contact:

Amy T. Norton, M.Ed, ATP, CAPS
Amy T. Norton, M.Ed, ATP, CAPSCoordinator of Assistive TechnologyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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