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Research Article  |   November 1993
Addressing Assistive Technology Needs in Special Education
Author Affiliations
  • Nancy E. Shuster, MS, OTR/L, is Facilitator, Individualized Design Service, Area Cooperative Educational Services, 31 Temple Street, North Haven, Connecticut 06473
Article Information
Assistive Technology / School-Based Practice / Special Issue on Assistive Technology
Research Article   |   November 1993
Addressing Assistive Technology Needs in Special Education
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1993, Vol. 47, 993-997. doi:10.5014/ajot.47.11.993
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1993, Vol. 47, 993-997. doi:10.5014/ajot.47.11.993
Abstract

Assistive technology is critical to maximize the functional skills of the person with a physical disability at home, work, and school. As assistive devices become increasingly complex and expensive and more options are available, the need for an assistive technology specialist is enhanced. Recent regulations and advances in technology are affecting the type, quality, and comprehensiveness of assistive technology service provision and need for assistive technology specialists. The occupational therapist’s role as an assistive technology specialist is illustrated in an example of an assistive technology program within a special education setting.