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Assistive technologies for mobility impairment

By: Brandon Cooper

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What is Assistive technology?


O Is any item, piece of

equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities .
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What does A.T Include?


O Assistive technology

includes products and services to help people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, etc.
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How do you choose the right A.T?


O Choosing AT is most often a

decision that you make, together with a team of professionals and consultants. O An AT team may include family, doctors, regular and special education teachers.
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What is Mobility Impairment?


O Is a limitation on a persons physical

functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina.

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Technologies that help


O Eye Tracking
O Helps with people that have little or no

control, over their hand movements.

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Voice recognition software


O Software that allows a person to control

their computer by speaking.

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Other Technologies
Oversized trackball Mouse Adaptive keyboard

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Why know this?


O Its the law
O The Individuals with

Disabilities Education Act O Is the federal law whose purpose is to ensure that (FAPE) is available to all students with disabilities.
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Who can help?


O AOTA (American Occupational

Therapy Association) O ASHA (American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association) O CEC ( Council for Exceptional Children) O LDA ( Learning Disability Association of America) O RESNA( Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Society of North 4/17/2014 Brandon Cooper America)

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How many students receive services?


6,650 6,600 6,550 6,500 6,450 6,400 6,350 6,300

Precentage

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Who pays for assistive technology?


O There is no one answer

to this question. O Many kinds of assistive technology may cost you little or nothing.
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Questions?

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Citations
O Motor DisabilitiesAssistive Technologies. (2014,

January 1). WebAIM: Motor Disabilities. Retrieved , from http://webaim.org/articles/motor/assistive O Students with disabilities. (n.d.). Fast Facts. Retrieved , from https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=64 O What is Assistive Technology? How Is It Funded?. (n.d.). - Assistive Technology Industry Association. Retrieved , from http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3 859
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