Considering Assistive Technology in the Individualized Education Program Process

The Texas 4-Step Model provides consistent structure for Assistive Technology (AT) consideration as ARD committees consider the special factors in the development, review and revision of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Although the consideration of special factors is generally a relatively brief process, it does require significant thought. The Texas 4-Step Model provides a consistent structure for AT consideration to occur for any student. The Texas 4-Step Model incorporates best practices in AT consideration as described by the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT).