Assistive Technology

What is Assistive Technology?


Assistive technology is any device that a student/client/patient can use to help them complete a task.  This can be as simple as a pencil grip to a more elaborate computerized system to help control his or her environment.  Assistive Technology is as vast a field as occupational therapy.  As an occupational therapist, I feel that the two areas [OT & AT] merge perfectly together.  For me, the best feeling in my job is watching the lights come on; when a student can do something independently that he or she could not do before.  It is truly an AH HA moment.


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