Polk County Public Schools
IEP Team Assistive Technology (AT)/Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)
1. At the IEP meeting, review present levels of student performance and evaluation data.
2. Develop goals.
3. Review goals to determine if AT/AAC support is needed in order to accomplish IEP goals.
4. The IEP team decision will result in one of the three following processes:
A B C
No need for AT or AAC Possible Need for AT/AAC If after consideration of low tech
supports. IEP team identifies needs and strategies and supports, the IEP
possible low-tech strategies team determines that the
and solutions. complexity of the student’s needs
** Refer to curriculum (form warrant an AC/AAC evaluation by
08-04) or communication the district LAT team, a referral is
(forms 08-02, 08-03) initiated.
If no AT/AAC is required after
discussion, do not check the
AT box under special Complete referral packet:
considerations. IEP team identifies person 1. Copy of signed parent consent for
responsible for re-evaluation form.
implementing solutions and 2. Referral for AT/AAC form 08-01.
Review again at each IEP taking data. (Record in 3. Choose applicable forms below
meeting. present level, note section
or under goal/objective.)
section. Communication Curriculum
Form 08-02 Form 08-04
If low tech equipment is not Form 08-03 Complete
available on school site, LAT screening sheets related
contact school SLP, OT, PT or to each area of
Key to Forms LAT team member. concern
Referral for AT/AAC Evaluation LAT team will evaluate the student
After completion of trials, if
and complete an initial report with
08-02 low tech solutions/strategies
recommendations for trials.
AAC Referral checklist are successful, note on IEP.
Equipment needed to complete
(Record in present level,
trials will be provided by the LAT
08-03 note section or under
Considerations for AAC goal/objective.)
The school team will implement the
Considerations for AT If not successful begin new trials and take appropriate data. At
trial (s) or refer for AT/AAC the completion of the trial period,
evaluation by LAT. Follow data will be reviewed by the LAT
Forms available in: procedures in column C. team to determine if the
recommendations were successful.
Public Folders: ESE-Speech-
If so, then the solutions will be
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Keyword : assistive technology, present level, note section or under
under LAT referral forms goal/objective) and continued. If
not, another trial will be