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Research Article  |   July 1999
A Decision-Making Model for the Provision of Adaptive Technology
Author Affiliations
  • Dina Loebl, EdD, OTR, is Faculty Member, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Technology in Education Program, 407 Larsen Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, and Tel-Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Department of Occupational Therapy, PO Box 39040, Tel-Aviv, Israel
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Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Research Methodology
Research Article   |   July 1999
A Decision-Making Model for the Provision of Adaptive Technology
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 1999, Vol. 53, 387-391. doi:10.5014/ajot.53.4.387
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 1999, Vol. 53, 387-391. doi:10.5014/ajot.53.4.387
Abstract

This article presents a model that is designed to assist in the decision-making process of applying technologically based solutions to problems that arise from functional deficits. The model links task analysis with functional assessment of the client. The task analysis identifies the performance component of the required task, and the functional assessment identifies the disabilities that hinder the client in performing the task. The gaps between the performance components of the tasks and the client’s skills are indicators for technological intervention.