Consideration

Consideration
 

 

 

 

Consideration of assistive technology may be accomplished using the SETT process designed by Joy Zabala.  SETT stands for:

  • Student: Students strengths, weaknesses, interests
  • Environment: How the student functions in different environments at school
  • Task: What the student needs to be able to do
  • Tools: How best to meet the student’s needs. Ways to achieve goals and overcome barriers.

 

Consideration can lead to one of the following outcomes:

  •  In some cases consideration will lead to a consensus that assistive technology has been considered and is not needed at this time.
  • In other cases consideration will lead to a relatively quick consensus about what assistive technology is needed for a given student.
  • In other cases it will lead to a decision to write trials with potential devices into the IEP (Individual Education Plan).
  • In still other cases it will lead to the decision that a more in depth assessment is needed.