Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Device

Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability. 

Assistive Technology Service

Any service that directly assists in the selection, acquisition or use of an assistive technology tool or device for a child with a disability.

What do Assistive technology services look like?

The Assistive Technology team provides support and resources for finding the right technology to suit each individual student and their needs. If the desired piece of technology is known, consider filling out a Loan Request Form so a team member can acquire and provide the item. If not, click below and select a school district's form to receive help in finding the appropriate assistive technology.

The MOISD makes available to its staff a variety of assistive technology devices, equipment, software, and professional development materials. The AT library is designed to provide short-term (6 week) loans of assistive technology for the following purposes:

  • consideration/assessment as part of the IEP development process or IEP recommendation
  • classroom implementation on a time-limited basis
  • serving as temporary loaner during device repair or while waiting for funding
  • providing an accommodation for a student on a short-term basis
  • professional development (teacher training, skill development, etc.)

Some of the main categories of AT tools in the Lending Library are:

  • Books (AT, UDL, AAC, Children’s)
  • Software (Writing, Reading, Math, Speech & Game, Communication, Info
  • Manipulatives (kits, books with picture symbols)
  • AAC (Switches, Adaptive Toys, AAC, Visual Schedules, Mounts)
  • Writing (Low Tech, Mid Tech, High Tech, Word Processors)
  • Reading
  • High Tech Tools
  • Low Tech Kits

This program is not intended to provide long-term use of equipment either for student-specific or classroom use.