eConnections Assistive Technology edition now available!
The Utah Parent Center
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive technology, also referred to as AT, is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating and using them. Assistive technology can be a device or service that helps children with disabilities participate more independently within their environment at home or school.
An assistive technology device is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of a child and specifically excludes a medical device that is surgically implanted or the replacement of such device” – The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA ’04)
Learn more about assistive technology, online training, resources, tools and handwriting in this edition of the Utah Parent Center e-Connection.