Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Back to the AT Basics: The SETT Framework

What is the SETT Framework? 

The SETT Framework, developed by Joy Zabala, utilizes a systematic process to determine the appropriate technologies and tools for an individual with a disability.  As stated on Joy Zabala's webpage, "The framework is a four-part model intended to promote collaborative decision-making in all phases of assistive technology service design and delivery from consideration through implementation and evaluation of effectiveness."

SETT is an acronym for Student, Environments, Tasks and ToolsAlthough the letters form a memorable word, they are not intended to imply an order, other than that the student, environments, and tasks should be fully explored before tools are considered or selected. 

So why use the SETT framework? To answer, it simply ensures the individuals are receiving the tools that best meet their needs which can ultimately "level the playing field." 

The graphic from posted below provides a visual explanation regarding the SETT Framework.


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