Assistive Technology Network

Trial Implementation

A child using an AAC device next to adult helpers
The trial implementation phase helps answer the questions, "Does this technology solution actually do what we thought it would do for the student?" and "Which technology solution that we tried was most effective in meeting the student's goal?" A trial implementation plan should be developed that includes the AT options that are to be tried, the goal and time lines of each trial, how the trial(s) will be implemented (environment, responsible person) and from where the technology will be acquired. This trial phase will provide the IEP team with the data necessary to make an informed decision.