An Assistive Technology (AT) device means any item, piece of equipment or product system that is used to help a child achieve a developmental outcome(s) that is/are in the child's Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). These devices are recommended by the therapist as needed.
Early Intervention (EI) is not responsible for paying for devices that are necessary to treat or control a medical condition or assist a parent or caregiver with his/her disability.
All AT purchases go through a pre-approval process. If AT is determined to be necessary for a child to help achieve an IFSP developmental outcome, all EI requirements must be completed and submitted to the Department of Human Services Bureau of Early Intervention for consideration.