Assistive technology includes both THINGS and SERVICES. In order to have a successful outcome with assistive technology, both aspects should be addressed.
According to IDEA 2004 Regulations: Part 300 / A / 300.5 (Sec. 300.5 Assistive technology device)
An assistive technology device includes any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capability of a person with a disability.
An assistive technology service includes any service that directly assists a person with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology devices, including:
-An evaluation -Purchasing, leasing or providing for the acquisition of assistive technology -Selecting, designing, fitting, customizing, adapting, applying, maintaining, repairing or replacing assistive technology -Coordinating and using other therapies, interventions or services with assistive technology -Training or technical assistance
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