Introduction to Assistive Technologies: Ch. 1
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Public Law 100-407
Provides financial assistance to states for conducting assessments for and provide assistive technology to children and adults with disabilities.
Helps an individual carry out a functonal activity
Technology used during a rehab or educational setting.
Technology that are readily available components that can be purchased and assembled into assistive technology systems.
The human areas of decision making, strategies, training, concept formation, and service delivery.
Benefits the client without specialized skills required.
Something that requires the development of skill and practice with its use.
Assists a person's ability to perform a task.
Replaces a person's ability to perform a task.
General Purpose technology
Seating and postioning systems, control interfaces, and computers.
Facilitate performane in one application area such as communication devices, manual and powered wheelchairs, feeding devices, hearing aids, and mobility aids.
Built when commercial device doesnt work or is too expensive.
Goal is to be accessible to all, designed for disabled, larger knows, w/c accessibility, simpler, and flexible use.
Supply Assistive Technology
Rehab setting, university based research, state agency program based, private practice, Durable medical equipment supplier, VA, nonprofit disability organizations, and volunteer programs.
Therapist who identifies the client with AT needs.
General practice clinicians
Address low-tech needs and recognize the need for high tech AT
have sufficient experience to provide training for individuals who have AT systems.
Assist an individual AT user to set up the system.
May have specialty certifcation. Generally specialize in specifica areas with special training.