AT can help someone:
Participate in recreational and social activities
Communicate with others
Examples of Assistive Technology
- Home equipment, like a seat for using the bath, or adapted eating utensils
Educational and work aids, like book holders and adapted pencil grips
Travel equipment, like a wheelchair or an adapted car seat
Communication systems for people who need help with seeing, hearing, and/or speaking
Computer technology, like programs that convert speech to text or enlarge words on a screen
Sports and recreation equipment, like bowling balls with handgrips and one-handed fishing reels
Ask your child's primary care provider (PCP) about getting a professional evaluation for AT services.
Some types of AT may be covered by your child's health plan under the durable medical equipment (DME) benefit. Check the benefits handbook or call a Member Services Representative at your child's plan to find out what types of AT are covered. See Chapter 8 for more information about using AT in school. For other resources on AT, check the Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment section of the Family TIES Resource Directory.
This information is provided by the Division of Perinatal, Early Childhood, and Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.