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Polk County Public Schools IEP Team Assistive Technology (AT)/Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Consideration Process 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 consideration sheets. 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 08-01 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 team. Considerations for AAC goal/objective.) 08-04 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- LAT Or If so, then the solutions will be www.polk-fl.net written into the IEP. (Record in Keyword : assistive technology, present level, note section or under under LAT referral forms goal/objective) and continued. If not, another trial will be implemented.