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Assistive Technology (A.T.)
Definition: "Assistive technology" can refer to a service or equipment. It means any item or piece of equipment which increases, maintains or improves the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. A.T. may be as simple as a pencil grip or a home-made slant board, or as complex as a communication device or adapted computer. It is the means by which tasks are accomplished or learned, an on-going team process. Staff inservicing, effective implementation and documentation are all components of assistive technology.
Common areas where A.T. can be applied: