ERIC Number: ED346652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
The Provision of Assistive Technology Services in Rehabilitation: Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (17th, Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 1990). Report from the Study Group.
Brandt, Barry; And Others
This manual presents principles and methods of assistive technology in the context of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. The manual contains eight chapters. The introductory chapter identifies assistive technology values and principles. The second chapter focuses on assistive technology as a problem solving process with various levels of service at specific stages in the rehabilitation process. The third chapter describes a comprehensive model of service delivery which stresses integration into the entire rehabilitation process and involvement of various agencies. Brief summaries of eight programs are included, as is a chart listing factors to consider in providing assistive technology services. The fourth chapter offers suggestions on methods of training staff, stressing a multidisciplinary team approach with strong consumer involvement. Chapter 5 provides guidance for financing assistive technology including charts comparing funding sources. The sixth chapter identifies national sources of information on technology related products and services as well as ideas for finding and using locally available resources. The seventh chapter focuses on long-term or strategic planning for assistive technology. The final chapter identifies social and legislative trends that will impact future services in this area. Eight appendices list study group members, summarize case studies, and present various assessment instruments. (27 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Financial Support, Information Sources, Interdisciplinary Approach, Legislation, Long Range Planning, Models, Program Development, Rehabilitation, Staff Development, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.