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Assistive Technology
Aug/ Alternative communication
Seating and positioning needs
Mobility
universal design
Computer Access
Environmental control systems
pre
AAC
Assisst people with moderat to severe comm. disabilities to participate more fully in social roles with needs including expressive and written language and comprehension needs
AAC social roles
Education

Employment

Health care services

Inter personal relations
Seating
Critical to functional success

(ex. Can't hold head up, eye contact, facial expression, and breath support)
Mobility
how you move thru environment

important for
self care
work/school (getting ther,
and around)
Play
Computer Access
Help become more independent

Gain info
Social and work related info
Universal Design
Incorporates all assistive tech parts
ICF (Internal Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health 2001)

INTERNAL FACTORS
Life style
Education
Gender
Age
Other health challenges
Physical fitness
ICF (Internal Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health 2001)

EXTERNAL FACTORS
Attitudes of other people

Architectural barriers

Legal issues
Individual with a disability (ADA)
A person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
Individual with a disability
(IDEA)
A child- with mental retardation, hearing impairments (including deafness), speech or language impairments, visual impairments (including blindness, serious emotional disturbance. . .orthopedic impairments, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, or specific learning disabilities
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Employment and secondary education settings
(public entrances, elevator adaptations such as brail, sidewalk ramps)
McBurney Center

Services provided
Adaptation, counciling, equipment, interpretation, evaluation 4 campus access
McBurney Center

Services NOT provided
Tutoring, personal expenses, care attendents, disability evaluations
Americans with Disability Act

ADA, 1990
Accessing the community

Examples include, public transportation, telecommunication Relay service, accessing the state capital
Telecommunication Act
Most recent new amendment 1996

Ensures that people with disabilities will have access to telephones and cellphones

Includes requirements for closed captioning
Individuals with disabilities Act Amendment 1975 IDEA
Birth to 3 program: IFSP

Public School system: IEP
IDEIA 2004
With no child left behind it changed IDEA slightly
Medicare
funding in 2000 first
Durable medical equipment (DMEA) equipment to withstand extended use not useful outside of injury/ appropriate for the use in the home

MUST serve a medical purpouse
Speech- Generating Devices (2000) SGD
Covering purchase price for evalutaion by speech pathology
*ASHA definition of AAC
An AAC system is an integrated *group of components* including the symbols aids, strategies, and techniques used by individuals to enhance communication
ASHA definition of AAC 2

Incorporates multiple modes of communication:
Incorporates multiple modes of communication:
Natural Speech(word approximation, vocalizations)
sign language
gestures
low/high tech strategies
Communication Events

*Interpersonal events involve*
Interpersonal events

*speaker
*listener
*Shared symbol system
*communicative context---home, school, work
*shared goal or purpose, get/give info
*specific topic of mutual interest
communication
**
The people/professionals that might be involved in the evaluation and implementation of
assistive technology.
Individual
OT
PT
Rehabilitation Engineers
SLP
Durable Medical equipment (DME) Providers
Physicians
Parents and/or care providers
Teachers
Demographics of AAC users
Approximately 37.7 million americans
19 million +inid ages 18-69
*people from diverse economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds
*children and adults
*everyone
Demographics of AAC users
People with Developmental
Disabilities
People with Acquired
Conditions
The common features across all populations is the individual's self perception, motivation, and right to self determination