ERIC Number: ED449602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Update on the Use of Assistive Technology among Infants and Toddlers. The Tap Bulletin.
RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
This brief paper presents an update on the use of assistive technology (AT) among infants and toddlers for 1996. It finds that 13,525 children, ages birth to 2, received AT devices and services in 1996, a 45 percent increase from the number of very young children served in 1995. A table shows the number of infants and toddlers receiving any early intervention services from 1992 through 1996 and the number receiving AT devices and services for each of those years. The important contribution of state projects funded under the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act is noted with reports from North Carolina, with an increase of 977 percent in number of young children receiving AT device and services; from Puerto Rico, with a 160 percent increase; and from New Mexico, with a 455 percent increase. A table details numbers of infants and toddlers receiving both early intervention services and AT devices/services for each state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and territories and for each year from 1994 through 1996. (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Data Analysis, Disabilities, Infants, National Surveys, Toddlers, Trend Analysis, Use Studies
Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA), 1700 North Moore St., Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22201-1903; Tel: 703-524-6686 (Voice); Fax: 703-524-6630; Web site: http://www.resna.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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 a more detailed report of this bulletin, see EC 308 207.