By GreatSchools Staff , Marshall Raskind, Ph.D.
There are many assistive technology (AT) products available, and new tools are frequently released on the market. The first step to narrowing down your search for appropriate AT tools is to analyze several factors: your child's individual needs, the particular task(s) she must accomplish, the AT tools that address her challenges and the settings where she will use the technology. Once you have identified these key factors, you will want to focus on the quality, usability and reliability of the AT tools themselves. Here's how to be a savvy consumer.
AT can help a child with a learning disability function better at school as well as in other settings such as home, work, social gatherings and recreational events. Here are some questions to consider:
As with any device or piece of equipment, you will want to know how user-friendly and reliable an AT tool is before you invest in it. Here are some questions to ask about a product's reliability, usability and quality:
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