ERIC Number: ED428500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
RESNA Resource Guide for Assistive Technology Outcomes: Developing Domains of Need and Criteria of Services. Volume III.
RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
The third volume in a series of three resource guides, this volume provides an explanation of domains of anticipated assistive technology impact across functional areas of an individual's life. A matrix grid of functional categories affected by assistive technology is provided to serve as a developmental step toward the creation of guidelines for consistent and meaningful data collection in assistive technology outcomes assessment. The matrix represents five functional categories: self care, sitting/mobility, transportation, communication, and setting specific. The five areas in which assistive technology affects the functioning of a person include: work, education, recreation, home/family, and community. Each cell of the matrix grid identifies the primary and secondary sources of funds for each area, which may be medical, vocational, educational, or by consumers. Questions are provided to assess the outcomes of assistive technology in personal care and management, sitting and mobility, transportation, and communication. Case studies are provided to illustrate assistive technology outcomes. (CR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Case Studies, Children, Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Outcomes of Treatment, Performance Factors, Physical Mobility, Program Evaluation, Transportation
RESNA, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22209; Tel: 703-524-6686.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
Note: For Volumes I-III in this series, see EC 307 103-105.