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Physical Access - Tier 1

Tier 1 targets ensuring access to the environment and curriculum using resources readily available in the classroom. Teachers gather basic student profile information about physical and motor skills to help them formulate clear, realistic goals. They identify tasks and barriers within the curriculum where the students are unable to participate and modify the environment based on these needs. Use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles should guide the modifications to support the widest number of learners. Teachers use additional resources suggested in Physical Access Tools and Strategies (Tier 1). Utilization of Tier 1 strategies and supports will meet the needs of a majority of students. To accomplish this, it is important to identify the roles and responsibilities of your school site support staff and Assistive Technology Specialist. It is also important to collect data related to the student's use of Physical Access Tools and Strategies (Tier 1).

 Roles and Responsibilities
IEP Team
Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Creates an accessible learning environment through use of readily available classroom resources
  • Looks for ideas from these Physical Access Tools and Strategies (Tier 1)
  • Gathers basic student profile information about academic skills
  • Accesses free and available district resources
  • Accesses trainings for Tier 1 support tools
  • Identifies needs for further interventions through data collection 

 Data Collection

I've tried Physical Access Tools and Strategies (Tier 1), but my student needs more support.
If so, please click on Tier 2.