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AAT Frameworks

  1. 1. AAT Framework Jacqui Cyrus, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D. School of Education University of Guam
  2. 2. AT Frameworks - Overview <ul><li>SETT (Student, Environments, Tasks, and Tools) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a structure for collaborative groups to work together and think well about the AT devices and services that are needed to provide a student with disabilities access to education opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AF (Adaptations Framework) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to help professionals decide the type of adaptations that would be the most beneficial </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. SETT Framework <ul><li>(1) the individual requires an adaptation, such as AT, to meet his/her needs; </li></ul><ul><li>(2) the individual requires a different type of adaptation, including AT that what is presently being used; </li></ul>
  4. 4. SETT Framework - cont’d <ul><li>(3) the individual does not need an adaptation to meet his or her needs at this time; or </li></ul><ul><li>(4) further information is required and additional evaluation is necessary, which may include an AT evaluation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Adaptations Framework <ul><li>Used for considering whether or not an individual can benefit from adaptations by asking a series of questions to facilitate decision making as the AF is implemented. Refer to AF handout. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Adaptations Framework <ul><li>Setting-Specific Demands: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks, Requisite Abilities, Functional Capabilities, Functional Limitations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types, Person and Technology Match, Training </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Adaptations Framework cont’d <ul><li>Evaluation of Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Factors, Use of Device/Adaptation, Progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Individual Tasks <ul><li>Develop your own Adaptations Framework chart for Sara, with which you will add additional components. This will be your case study. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluation of Effectiveness of Adaptations <ul><li>Environmental Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring User Progress </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>Bryant, D. P. & Bryant B. R. (2003). Assistive Technology For People With Disabilities. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Congress. (1988). U.S. Congress, Public Law 100-406, Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988. </li></ul>

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