Offering diagnosis and treatment of communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders
Published: Aug. 8, 2008
Updated: Nov. 3, 2011
Find answers to your frequently asked questions about assistive technology. Duke's Assistive Technology Program provides patients with the resources they need to clearly communicate.
You may benefit from assistive technology (AT) if:
Assistive technology provides a means of maintaining or improving functional capabilities through use of:
Although assistive technology cannot change the fact that there is a problem, it can help manage the problem so that interacting with the environment is successful.
Assistive technology is any item or system that is used to preserve, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. AT comes in a variety of forms.