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Assistive Technology
Individualized Education Program
M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

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Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

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Assistive Technology 

Assistive Technology Can Help Children With Learning Disabilities

Tips for Families:

Assistive Technology(AT) Devices are items, pieces of equipment or products which are used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of students with disabilities.

Assistive technology (AT) devices are available in many categories, including:

  • Academic and learning aids- calculators, spell checkers, word processors, computer software, etc.
  • Aids for daily living- devices to help with eating, bathing, cooking, dressing, toileting, etc.
  • Assistive listening devices- amplification devices, close captioning systems, environmental alert systems, etc.
  • Augmentative communication- electronic and non-electronic tools that help students communicate
  • Computer Access- modified keyboards, switches, special software, alternative access aids
  • Environmental control- switches, adapted appliances , and other devices, cloth units
  • Mobility Wheelchair, walkers, scooters, and other devices that help the student move around
  • work adapted timers and watches, adapted knobs, pictures-based instructions for how to do a job, etc.
  • Recreation Leisure- adapted books, switches-operated toys, leisure computer software, etc.
  • Seating and positioning- corner chairs, wedges, prone standers, wedge seats, adapted/alternatives chairs, etc.
  • Visual aids -magnifiers, talking calculators, Braille writers, screen reading software Braille note-taking devices, etc.

Talk with your IEP Team to discuss if assistive technology can help your child work around his or her learning disabilities.