The assistive technology assessment or AT assessment for short, focuses on determining what device or technology can be used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of the individual. Due to the wide variance in determining what device or technology may work for the person, the amount of time the assessment can take varies widely, and can even occur over multiple visits. The assessment process includes a pre-assessment interview, a full assistive technology assessment, research of potential technology options, and preperations and delivery of the assistive technology assessment report.
Recommendations gathered from the assessment can include possible device selection, device acquisition, use of a device or technology, support for a device through training and information referral, possible design and fabrication or modification, as well as maintenance of an assistive technology device and follow-up. A report is presented to the person or agency paying for the assessment, and to the individual being assessed. The person/agency paying for the assessment is usually the one to make the final decision on whether to follow the recommendations, and what funding options will be sought for those recommendations. Training is often a recommendation to ensure the individual can fully utilize the device, or the technology that is recommended.
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