AT can be any device that helps a person do something that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to do. It is also the services involved in helping evaluators assess the person's needs as well as help them select and use the device. AT is commonly organized into one of 10 AT categories:
|The 10 AT Categories||Examples of AT|
|1. Computers and Related||· Adaptive keyboard/mouse, dictation software|
|2. Daily Living||· Adaptive feeding tools, bottle aids, bathing aids|
|3. Environmental Adaptations||· Switches with toys/radios/fans/remotes/lights|
|4. Hearing||· Assistive listening devices and voice amplifiers|
|5.Learning/Cognition/ Development||· Aids for early reading, early writing, and early math|
|6. Mobility/Seating/ Positioning||· Seating support including items to aid in mobility and functional positioning|
|7. Recreation/Sports/ Leisure||· Interactive toys, adapted balls, sensory aids|
|8. Speech/Communication||· Speech-generating devices, communication boards/books|
|9. Vehicle Modification/Transportation||· Modified vehicles including specialized car seats|
|10. Vision||· Magnifiers, devices with audio features and braille|
Oklahoma ABLE Tech has an extensive inventory with over two thousand items available. SoonerStart personnel and families borrow equipment from ABLE Tech to trial and to see if it will meet a child's needs before purchasing. If team members already know the device(s) they would like to borrow, they may search the online inventory and immediately request up to three devices.
For information, about what types of AT may benefit a child, details about categories of AT, devices, resources, and supports can be found on ABLE Tech’s AT Discovery pages. The AT Discovery pages are organized by AT category and further subdivided by the environment where the person will be using the AT: Community Living, Employment, and Education. Oklahoma ABLE Tech has an extensive inventory with over two thousand items in the aforementioned categories. SoonerStart personnel and families can borrow equipment from ABLE Tech to see if it will meet a child's needs prior to purchasing.