06 | Assistive Technology Consideration Questions

06 | Assistive Technology Consideration Questions

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The following questions may help the IFSP team through the process of reaching a “Yes” or “No” answer to the question, “…whether the child needs assistive technology devices and services.”

  • Is the child able to communicate just like other children without special intervention?
  • Is the child able to move around just like other children without special intervention?
  • Is the child able to sit, stand, or walk independently according to their age?
  • Is the child able to use typical ways to learn from his/her environment and show what he/she knows without special intervention?
  • Is the child able to independently eat, dress, bathe, and take care of age-appropriate self-care needs just like other children without special intervention?

§303.344 Content of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

  1. Early intervention services
    1. The IFSP must include a statement of the specific early intervention services, based on peer-reviewed research (to the extent practicable), that are necessary to meet the unique needs of the child and the family to achieve the results or outcomes identified.