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The SETT Framework by Joy Zabala, Ed.D., is a four-part model intended to promote collaborative decision-making in all phases of AT service design and delivery from consideration through implementation and evaluation of effectiveness. For more information about the SETT Framework visit: http://joyzabala.com/Documents.html

AT Assessment Information

SETT Scaffold for AT Evaluations
SETT Scaffold Outline
What is/are functional area(s) of concern?

What does the child need to be able to do that is difficult or impossible to do independently at this time?
Instructional and physical

Available to both the child and SoonerStart staff

Materials and Equipment:
Commonly used by others in the environment(s), currently being used by the child

Access Issues:
Technological, physical, and instructional

Attitudes and Expectations:
Staff, family and others
What SPECIFIC tasks occur in the chid's natural environments that enable progress toward mastery of goals and objectives?

What SPECIFIC tasks are required for active involvement in identified environments, related to communication, instruction, participation, productivity and environmental controls?
Teams explore tools after information gathered on the Child, Environments, and Tasks is analyzed and used to address the following questions:

Is it expected that the child will not be able to make reasonable progress toward goals without AT devices and services?

  • If yes, describe what a useful system of supports, devices and services for the child would be like if there was such a system of Tools

  • Plan the specifics of the trial (expected changes, when/how tools will be used, cues, etc.)