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  1. 1. Slide 16 ___________________________________ Evaluation Process ___________________________________ Review Work Samples AT Trials AT Assessor ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Observe Student ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Interview Checklist 16 Slide 17 ___________________________________ Evaluation ___________________________________ Purchasing Training ___________________________________ Leasing Assistive Technology Services ___________________________________ Fitting Therapies Services ___________________________________ Customizing Adapting ___________________________________ Maintaining Repairing Replacing 17 Slide 18 ___________________________________ Failure to Conduct AT Assessment and Provide AT as Denial of FAPE: Student v. Glendora Unified School District, OAH No. 2007080893  15-year-old, oral-deaf student with profound bilateral hearing loss  Cochlear implant in right ear provided 50% hearing capability  Prior good grades but experiencing academic decline in high school  Student struggled to hear class discussions despite use of FM system  Deficits in spelling and writing also impacted student 18 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  2. 2. Slide 19 Failure to Conduct AT Assessment and Provide AT as Denial of FAPE: Student v. Glendora Unified School District, OAH No. 2007080893, cont.  Mother requested AT assessment for CART  District administrator unilaterally denied AT 19 Refusal to Conduct AT Assessment not a Denial of FAPE: Grant v. Independent School District No. 11, 43 IDELR 219 (D. Minn. 2005)  Student with SLD using spell checker and ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ calculator  Parent requested AT assessment for computer  IEP team found student making significant progress and did not require AT assessment  HELD: IEP team considered parent request, data, and levels of performance; evidence did not support use of computer for student to make progress in his program 20 Slide 21 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ assessment on basis that Student “has access to his instruction and is successful in his academic program” with existing supports and accommodations  HELD: District’s failure to conduct AT assessment and provide CART resulted in denial of FAPE as student could not meaningfully access and participate in general education Slide 20 ___________________________________ Clear Written Offer ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________  IEP must contain clear statement regarding ___________________________________ student’s AT needs  IEP must include sufficient statement of AT devices to be used by student (e.g., computer software for writing; handheld electronic organizer)  Avoid too much specificity to allow for flexibility in using alternative AT devices (e.g., Draft:Builder, Palm TX) 21 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
  3. 3. Slide 22 ___________________________________ iPad Decisions ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 22 ___________________________________ Slide 23 ___________________________________ Chaffey Joint Union School District, OAH No. 2012060829 ___________________________________  15-year-old NPS student making progress on all IEP goals  Parents requested iPad to be provided during 50 minute bus ride to school, and to access educational applications at school  District denied request on basis that Student did not require an iPad to access curriculum at NPS  Parents then requested an IEP goal which would incorporate Student’s use of an iPad  In response, IEP team offered to conduct AT assessment 23 Slide 24 Chaffey Joint Union School District, OAH No. 2012060829, cont.  District provided parents with AT assessment plan at end of school year; student filed due process in summer while assessment pending  Held: Student did not require iPad to manage his behavior on bus or to communicate or socialize; to access curriculum; to do homework; or obtain educational benefit from his NPS program 24 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________

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