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This module explores the use of assistive technology (AT) in providing workplace accommodations for people with developmental disabilities. The need for transition planning to include AT will be emphasized, as well as resources for obtaining AT that can be used in workplace environments. This module provides an overview of the AT assessment process using the SETT Framework and sample questions to ask during the client and environment sections of the assessment, as well as sample tasks. The module also looks at potential tools to address a variety of tasks in employment settings, and provides many resources to support the use of AT as workplace accommodations.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour

  • What's Included
  • 23 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $10 certficate
  1. Describe how AT is addressed in the transition plan
  2. Identify funding sources for AT in workplace environments
  3. Use the SETT Framework to address a person’s need for AT in the workplace
  4. Identify AT that may be used in workplace environments

Module Authors

Patti Drescher, M.Ed., OTR, ATP

Patti Drescher received her BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2004 she received her Master’s Degree in Assistive Technology from George Mason University where she also coordinated the GMU LIFE Program and served as adjunct faculty. A RESNA certified ATP since 1998, Patti has worked in numerous settings including the public schools, in-patient rehabilitation, higher education, and vocational rehabilitation. She has presented at many state and national conferences, and co-authored WATI’s ASNAT (Assessing Students’ Needs for Assistive Technology) manual. Patti joined Virginia’s Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services as an OT/ Assistive Technology Specialist in 2010.

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