Low-Tech Assistive Tech
Posted Jun 16, 2023 by Jacquie Robison
What is Assistive Tech? According to the Assistive Technology Act passed in the United States in 1998, AT is "any item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."

Assistive Tech (AT) in pediatrics often brings to mind eye-tracking devices or expensive high tech innovations. While these are all important tools, there are many low-tech AT products and solutions that can be implemented to help children with fine and gross motor impairments learn skills to achieve more independence.

Just a few examples include:
-universal cuffs to hold utensils
-bowl and plates that suction to the table
-pencil grips or adapted pencils
-binder clips to turn pages more easily
-large print books and book holders, that hold books at an angle and can make them easier to read

These low-tech tools are low cost, so they're readily available to
test and see whether they might be a good aid for your child. These kinds of tools can help kids play to their strengths, while
supporting them in the work they're doing to gain function.

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