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The ALL staff performs evaluations of individuals to determine what assistive communication technology may be appropriate to meet their needs. Evaluations also assess the suitability of upgrading an individual's current system to take advantage of new developments.
The ALL conducts innovative projects of intensive intervention with individuals who experience severe communication handicaps. Working with each person's medical, therapeutic, and educational team and family, the ALL adapts and customizes communication systems for such persons when commercial technology is not available to fulfill their needs. The ALL provides longterm follow-up and maintenance of equipment.
The ALL provides training for students and faculty at Michigan State University in the tools and techniques of assistive communication technology. The ALL also offers inservice training for the staff of school districts, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other institutions.
The ALL provides accommodating technology for students, faculty, and staff at Michigan State University. This technology includes customized work stations in offices or dorm rooms and wheelchair-portable computer communication systems.
The ALL consults with private industry in the fields of assistive technology
and computer software to develop new products and to evaluate existing products.
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