Delivering an AT Service: a Client-Focused, Social and Participatory Service Delivery Model in Assistive Technology in IrelandBy Craddock, G.; McCormack, L.; Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 24 No. 1/2/3, pp. 160-170
Publication Date: 2002
Article provides an outline of the development of an assistive technology (AT) service delivery model, and suggests that a client-focused social and participatory AT service delivery model can yield the best results for people with disabilities and their careers. The authors draw on studies that were part of the final evaluation report of the 1998 to 2000 European Horizon-funded Aphrodite project to illustrate the success of a client-focused service delivery system. The aim of the project was to provide people with disabilities with access to a local technical resource center called the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) via Technology Liaison Officers (TLOs). Technology Liaison Officers are people with physical disabilities who have been trained in AT. The officers act as liaisons between potential users of AT and the CRC in order to ensure the provision of the most effective AT devices for each individual.
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International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Web Site: http://www.isprm.org )