This module will discuss the importance of teaching independent living skills to students with disabilities. It covers how a team can use the WATI AT assessment process to address needs related to self-care as well as control of electronic devices within the environment. The WATI assessment process systematically progresses through the stages of information gathering, decision-making, and implementation planning. The WATI Assistive Technology Decision-Making Guide supports the team with guiding questions designed to yield information about the student, environment(s), and tasks, leading to the selection of appropriate tools.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
- What's Included
- 22 pages
- Optional $10 certficate
- Explain why participation in independent living activities is important for students with disabilities.
- Explain the difference between aids for daily living (ADLs) and electronic aids to daily living (EADLs).
- Apply the student, environment, and tasks components of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide to address a student's need for AT to participate in independent living activities.
- Identify resources for tools for ADLs and EADLs.
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