Assistive Technology Evaluation
Assistive technology encompasses a wide range of devices and training designed to mitigate the limitations of individuals with functional impairments, allowing them to work and earn income to their maximum potential. Common examples of assistive devices include:
- prosthetic aids
- customized computers or telephones
- other workplace accommodations
Evaluating this technology for appropriate application in individual cases is a complex process requiring specialized skills, including hands-on training and work with the injured parties.
Benefits for litigation
Incorporating this evaluation and the available technology in life care planning can have a substantial impact on the income potential of injured parties and litigation settlements.
As the benefits become more widely recognized, it is important to acknowledge that vocational evaluation consultants in increasing numbers are offering assistive technology evaluation services without the essential training, certification and experience.
Dr. Kincaid is an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) certified by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), which is the only recognized certifying body for this practice. Dr. Kincaid works one-on-one with doctors or patients, usually both, to assess assistive needs and technologies.
Cost projections based on Dr. Kincaid’s personal assessments are available as an optional core component of our firm’s life care planning for injured parties.