Finding an assistive technology

Checklist: What to Consider When Looking at Assistive Technology

By Amanda Morin

Are you searching for the right assistive technology (AT) for your child? Here’s a checklist to help you decide whether a device or tool is going to work well for your child.

What to Ask About Assistive Technology

As you consider various AT tools, make sure your child is part of the process. Most AT companies offer free demos and trial subscriptions. You may find that your child is more comfortable—or less comfortable—with a tool than you expect. If the school is choosing the AT, ask them to let your child have a “test drive” first.

About the Author

Portrait of Amanda Morin

Amanda Morin

A parent advocate and former teacher, Amanda Morin is the proud mom of kids with learning and attention issues and the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.

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