This module explores the trends in independent living and the use of assistive technology (AT), smart home technology, and remote support technology that can be used to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently. It provides an overview of the AT assessment process using the SETT Framework and sample questions to ask about the person's needs and abilities and their environment. Examples of independent living tasks are provided and the module looks at potential tools to address these tasks. It also provides many resources to support the use of assistive technology and smart home technology in independent living.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour
- What's Included
- 36 pages
- Optional $10 certficate
- Explain the trends in independent living.
- Describe how assistive technology (AT), smart home technology, and remote support technology can be used to support independent living.
- Apply the SETT Framework to address a person's need for AT to participate in independent living tasks.
- Identify different tools that can be used to increase independence.
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