Supplementary Aids and Services Consideration Toolkit

SaS Consideration Toolkit:  Overview

The Supplementary Aids and Services (SaS) Consideration Toolkit is a structured method to analyze the instructional, physical, and social environment of a general education classroom from the perspective of an individual student. The intended outcome of using this tool is to identify a list of environmentally-referenced Supplementary Aids and Services to enhance participation and learning for a student with a disability in the general education classroom.

To access the modules: Create an account through
 encour.se. Click on the "register" link from the Login page. If an account has already been established, log into the account to enroll in the training. Once logged in, select the module(s) of interest. An overview of each module is provided below.  

The Supplementary Aids and Services (SaS) Consideration Toolkit consists of four distinct steps:

  • Step 1: Develop Profile of General Education Classroom(s)

  • Step 2: Identify Potential Barriers to Curricular Access and Instruction

  • Step 3: Identify Strategies and Services to Eliminate Barriers

  • Step 4: Discuss Appropriate Supplementary Aids and Services Options and Identify Viable Alternatives for Implementation

PaTTAN and Intermediate Unit consultants have been trained in the use of these tools, and are available to provide on-site support to IEP teams. Additionally, there is facilitator training available online through PaTTAN’s e course. Please click on Supplementary Aids and Services Consideration Toolkit: On-Demand Facilitator Training for full details.

For further information about the Supplementary Aids and Services (SaS) Consideration Toolkit, please contact: Christine Moon at cmoon@pattan.net or (412) 826-6870.