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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31354

Title: Identification and Development of Individualized Access Pathways Based on Response Efficiency Theory
Authors: Mumford, Leslie
Advisor: Chau, Tom
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Keywords: assistive technology
access
assesment
outcome measures
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2011
Abstract: Despite the evident advantages of assistive technologies, many are still abandoned within the first few months of use. The key to changing this may lie in the assessment process, which has been described as the most consequential phase in the provision of assistive technology [14]. The purpose of this research was to create a protocol for the assessment and delivery of individualized access technologies based on the concepts of response efficiency theory. The protocol was applied with three children, ages 12 to 14, who were seeking new access technologies. The results suggest that a protocol based on this theory will result in a technology that is appropriate to the user, and as a result will be less likely to be abandoned and will contribute to goal achievement and potentially improve participation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/31354
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