How to Select a Device
Selecting Assistive Technology Devices
Steps to Success
The Easterseals Iowa assistive technology team is here to guide you. Key steps to starting this process include:
Define Your Goal
What do you want to accomplish?
Determine the Team
Who is helping you select needed assistive technology?
Consult with the End-user
What can they do on their own versus where they might need help?
Access to the Environment
Where will the assistive technology be used?
Trial the Technology
With multiple options available, which option is best for the person and environment?
As you are beginning this process, our team is here to assist. Just ask.
Every Day Device Needs
As you begin the process of advancing your goal it's important to spend time talking to those that have been through this before. To understand what the day-to-day journey looks like. To find inspiration from those in similar situations. To have a dialogue with those that will be honest and straightforward. Simply put - ask friends, family, and beyond about the devices they use each day to help take-on a disability.
A big part of this daily activity is understanding how to set-up space in your home (think ease of access to various spaces) to accommodate assistive technology devices. Easterseals Iowa offers several resources to foster ideas for your home design.