Where are AEM and AT located in the Indiana IEP system?
Provisions and Services page
What could be considered AEM for DHH Students?
Any materials used in the classroom that need to be in an accessible format for the student to access their curriculum at the same time as their peers such as closed and open captions, transcripts in (but not limited to) foreign language learning classrooms, access to print material in digital formats (This is not an exhaustive list).
What could be considered AT for DHH Students?
Any device or technology used to provide access to the curriculum such as a tablet or Chromebook/laptop for access to live transcript applications, AAC device, FM/DM ear level transmitter/receiver, t-coil, neck loop, induction loop, remote mini microphone, Bluetooth device, built-in or stand-alone sound-field speaker and microphone, book clips, speech to text software/applications, text to speech software/applications (This is not an exhaustive list).
Even if the case conference committee decides that the student does not need AEM and/or AT to provide FAPE do we select “No” and leave the box blank?
When a case conference committee decides that the student does not need either AEM or AT to provide FAPE then select “No” in the appropriate box and comment in the box on what was considered, discussed, and the outcome.
Note: Leaving the box blank can suggest that the team did not consider or discuss AEM or AT during the conference.
How can our team determine if AEM and/or AT are appropriate for our DHH student(s)?
Katie is a specialist with the PATINS Project concentrating in the areas of deaf/hard of hearing and transition: primary age. She is a professionalized deaf educator and published author with experience in a variety of settings including itinerant, teacher of record services, educational consulting, preschool, e-learning, K-12 classroom, assistive technology, accessible educational materials, universal design for learning, and post-secondary teaching experience.