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   Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Go Back

Can be defined as a broad range of:

technical aids,
strategies, services and practices

with the main objective of improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.

  (Cook and Hussey 1995)

Assistive Technology Service Daughters of Charity, Dublin Service

Aim - To explore the use of Assistive Technology to enable Service Users to Achieve, to be Included, to be more Independent, to Access and to Participate in activities within their family and their community.


Team (Meet 1.5 hours every fortnight)

  • Physiotherapist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist AT


During Assessment includes the Service User, local team, family and or carers

  No/Low Tech Simple devices
No/low maintenance
Limited/no electronics

  Mid Tech Some maintenance
Some training required
More electronics

  High Tech Complex Electronics
More Training
More Electronics


Classification By Technology Area

Academic and Learning Aids

Aids to Daily Living

Assistive Listening Devices

Augmentative Communication

Computer Access


Play, Leisure and Recreation

Seating, Positioning & Mobility Equipment


Good Assistive Technology Can.... Support Achievement of Goals 
Increase Participation in Activities
Expand Options
Increase Choices
Improve Independence
Increase Access
Increase Productivity
Reduce Levels of Care
Improve Quality of Life

If you would like more information on the Assistive Technology Service Please contact att@docservice.ie


Charity Number CHY 21097