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This module is Part II of the Assistive Technology Assessment Strategies for Adults module. This module describes the actions that Individual Service Plan (ISP) teams can take to evaluate the value of specific assistive technology (AT) devices and services a person may need. It also addresses ways to include AT in an ISP, and provides a brief overview of possible sources of AT funding. The final section of the module addresses ways a team might begin to develop a plan for a person's AT use in everyday routines and activities.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

  • What's Included
  • 22 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $10 certficate
  1. Identify three steps that can be taken to help an individual try assistive technology before it is included in an ISP.
  2. Demonstrate the need for AT in their agency's ISP plan document.
  3. Develop an initial plan, in collaboration with the ISP team, for the individual's use of AT in everyday routines and activities.

Module Authors

Gayl Bowser, M.S., Ed.

Gayl Bowser, M.Ed. is an independent consultant whose work focuses on the creation of effective, legal, and high-quality service systems that encourage integration of technology into programs for individuals with disabilities. Formerly the Coordinator of the Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) and the State of Oregon's Specialist in Assistive Technology, Gayl provides consultation, training, and technical assistance throughout the United States and internationally. She is a teacher by training, a founding member of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) Consortium, and serves on the QIAT Leadership Team. Gayl is a co-author, with Penny Reed of Education Tech Points: A Framework for Assistive Technology and Leading the Way to Excellence in AT Services and several other books about AT services.

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