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- Interpretation Activities
- Assessment Framework: Intervention
- Intervention Activities
- Sample Computer Access Instrument: Investigation
- Sample Computer Access Instrument: Interpretation and Intervention
- Results: Information Gathered by Instruments Analyzed
- Work RERC
- Performance or Prescriptive Requirements are characteristics of the intervention (needs) based on investigative efforts filtered through clinical reasoning and previous experience
- Performance requirements are the requirements that accommodations must meet. For example, minimize lowering down to toilet, provide supports for both arms when transferring to toilet, make toilet higher
- rescriptive requirements are physical descriptions of accommodation characteristics. For example, raise toilet seat to 17” min, install fold-down grab bars on both sides of toilet.
Assessment Framework: Intervention
Slide reiterates the assessment framework table. This table depicts the information that feeds into the assessment process. Across the top, rendering as columns, assessment activities are divided into Characterization of Problems (Investigation), Analysis of Problems (Interpretation), and Management of Problems (Intervention). Each of these categories is further broken down into sub activities which will be explained in the slides to follow. The categories are all crosscut by person, place, and performance, rendered as rows in the table.
- Alternative Solutions
- Translation of usability criteria into accommodations that will potentially create desired conditions or “best fit”.
- Trial Results
- Evaluation of alternative solutions for usability.
- Best Fit
- Solution that is believed to meet the most salient needs and will produce the best rehabilitation outcomes.
Sample Computer Access Instrument: Investigation
- Example for Characteristics of Existing Conditions for the Person is the set of checkboxes for problems identified with computer access where you indicate issues such as vision, cognition, range of motion, etc.
- Example for P-E transaction for the person is filling in the blank next to the checkbox for decreased strength with person has difficulty pressing keys.
- Example for P-E Transaction for performance is filling in the blank next to the checkbox for decreased range of motion with person has difficulty manipulating cursor to move mouse.
Sample Computer Access Instrument: Interpretation and Intervention
- Example for Prescriptive Requirements for place is the fact that the practitioner is filling out a table for mouse emulation.
- Example for Alternative Solutions for place is the column where the method of mouse emulation is chosen such as joystick, trackball, etc.
- Examples for Trial and Best Fit for place are indicated by checkboxes for whether a method of mouse emulation was tried and whether it is being recommended.
Results: Information Gathered by Instruments Analyzed
- No one assessment was found to be comprehensive enough for our needs
- Need to develop assessment protocol that encompasses ideas and components from variety of assessments and other resources
Supported by grant #H133E020720 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education