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Finding an assistive technology

Checklist: What to Ask the School Before Choosing a Tool or Device

By Amanda Morin

If your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan, he may need assistive technology (AT) to help him learn. You and the school will work together to choose the right tools. Asking questions along the way can help. Here are some questions to ask.

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By asking these questions, you’ll get information and position yourself as a partner with the school. Your questions might even help steer them toward a better, more helpful AT tool for your child.

About the Author

Portrait of Amanda Morin

Amanda Morin is a parent advocate, a former teacher and the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.

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Portrait of Jessica Millstone

Jessica Millstone, Ed.M., M.P.S., works with BrainPOP, focusing on improving teaching and learning through the integration of innovative technologies.

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