The District 75 (D75) Technology Solutions office is responsible for all Assistive Technology evaluations for students in D75 school programs. These include students in D75 self-contained classrooms, students in Inclusion programs, students in Home Instruction, students in Hospital Schools, and students that have Vision and Hearing services.
Assistive Technology evaluations can be initiated at anytime during the school year. Referrals are initiated by school staff or at the request of parents.
The Technology Solutions office provides professionally trained, multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate students in collaboration with school staff and the student's family members. This collaborative approach is necessary for the students to achieve success with the recommended technology as these systems will often be used by the student throughout the day in a variety of settings.
Assistive Technology evaluations assess students for the use of technology to perform a skill that they cannot otherwise accomplish due to a physical or developmental delay or deficit. These technology systems may include tools for handwriting, voice output communication devices, computers, amplifiers, switches, etc.
Once a student receives Assistive Technology, it is added to the IEP and becomes a requirement that is to be integrated into the student's school program.
Initial evaluations are processed through the Special Education Student Information System (SESIS) utilized by the New York City Department of Education. Re-evaluations are often required due to student's changing needs or improved developmental skills. These re-evaluations are handled directly through the Technology Solutions office.
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