Assistive Technology Device Use Inventory: The Need and Development of a Conceptual ModelBy Whyte, Fiona L.; Smith, Roger O.; Fennema-Jansen, Sally A.; Edyburn, Dave L.; RESNA 26th International Annual Conference 2003,
Publication Date: 2003
Paper discusses the early development of the Assistive Technology Device Use Inventory (ATDUI), which was created to review AT outcomes research, examine device identification methods used by AT outcome assessments, and create a conceptual data collection model for review. The development process of the ATDUI yielded two stages for the development of content validity. The first stage reviewed outcomes research literature and AT outcomes assessments to examine the methods previously used to obtain AT device use data. The second stage examined the effects of providing a cueing system to prompt the identification of AT devices. The components of the assessment are presented in table format. The authors contend that it would be best presented via a tablet computer with dynamic question branching software. Such a system would also be portable for professionals to use in the field. Due to cost implications, a paper and pen versions would also need to be available. Implications for further research and evaluation are discussed.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)