Consideration Module

The Texas 4-Step Model: Considering Assistive Technology in the IEP Process

(Updated October 2009)



Considering AT in the IEP Process provides training materials to support campus-based IEP teams in making informed AT decisions.


Description: Considering AT in the IEP Process

  • Provides an introduction to the AT consideration process that must occur for all students with disabilities in accordance with IDEA 2004
  • Can be used by staff developers and educators to train those involved in the development of IEPs - teachers, parents, related services providers, administrators and, when appropriate, students - how to consider possible assistive technology needs during the development of the IEP
  • Includes a downloadable set of presentation documents, participant documents and a supplementary video that may be ordered



Considering AT in the IEP Process, participants will learn about:

  • Federal and State legal contexts related to AT
  • Basic definition and examples of AT
  • The Texas 4-step Model: A process for Decision Making
  • Resources

Presenter Materials:

Presentation Slides
Presenter Notes


Participant Materials:

Notetaking Guide
Resource Guide


Video Presentations:

Considering AT in the IEP Process - please be patient as these are large video files.

Introductory (Quicktime)
Introductory (YouTube)

William Quicktime version
William (YouTube)

Trinity (Quicktime)
Trinity (YouTube)

Jesus and Joseph
Jesus and Joseph (QuickTime)
Jesus and Joseph (YouTube)