Process for Consideration of Assistive Techology

SETT (Student- Environment-Tasks-Tools) Framework for Consideration of Assistive Technology

Consideration of assistive technology may be accomplished using the SETT process designed by Joy Zabala.

SETT stands for:
• Student: Students strengths, weaknesses, interests
• Environment: How the student functions in different environments at school, and the concerns/needs in those environments
• Task: What the student needs to be able to do
• Tools: How best to meet the student’s needs. Ways to achieve goals and overcome barriers.

Consideration can lead to one of the following outcomes:

• In some cases, consideration will lead to a consensus that assistive technology has been considered and is not needed at this time.
. In other cases, consideration will lead to a consensus that the current assistive technology student is using is meeting their needs. 
• In other cases, consideration will lead to a relatively quick consensus about what assistive technology is needed for a given student.
• In other cases, it will lead to a decision to write trials with potential devices into the IEP (Individual Education Plan).
• In still other cases, it will lead to the decision that a more in-depth assessment is needed.

Our district uses a consideration process to include assistive technology in the individual education plan.  A variety of areas are included that may affect a student in the school environment including math, reading, writing, activities of daily living, and recreation.

Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.