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MPT and MATCH Assessments Order Form

The Matching Person and Technology (MPT) assessments are:

* Survey of Technology Use
* Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment
* Educational Technology Predisposition Assessment
* Workplace Technology Predisposition Assessment
* Health Care Technology Predisposition Assessment
 

You can learn more and see samples of each of the above by going to the MPT description page.

MATCH is a family- and child-centered process and series of assessments for Matching Assistive Technology & CHild (ages 0-5).

FORMAT:

The series of one-page assessments are consumer self-report checklists with subscales to separately assess characteristics of the Milieu (or environment) in which the person will use the technology, the individual's Personality ,and the Technology itself. Data collected to date indicate the assessments have good reliability and validity (go to Validation Studies).

PURPOSE:

       * Demonstrate improvement in skills over time
       * Provide the rationale for funding or training
       * Reduce abandonment or reluctant use
       * Decrease inappropriate recommendations
       * Document initial and post intervention profiles
       * Organize information about the needs of an organization's potential technology users.

Users of the MPT and MATCH assessments like the fact they provide consumer identification of potential obstacles to optimal technology use.

Users also appreciate that the assessments are short, easy to use, and give information about a variety of influences on technology use.

Use of the Matching Person and Technology (MPT) and MATCH assessments has been growing rapidly. They are being used in

     * Dissertation research
     * Medical rehabilitation centers
     * Vocational rehabilitation agencies
     * Universities
     * Secondary schools
     * Assistive technology centers

and many other places throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

 
ORDER FORM:

Please complete the following, then mail with payment:

Name:

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Your current position:

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1. MPT Assessments

   A. 2008 CD version

   Includes all five assessments (both professional and consumer versions) in Word, electronic and text formats. Also includes the Manual, training video, sample
   scoring and case reports -- as well as much more.

    __ $89.95, plus $3.95 postage (in U.S.). Add $5.00 for shipping to Canada, $10.00 for shipping outside the U.S. and Canada.

   B.  1998 paper version

   Includes all five assessments (both professional and consumer versions)as masters for photocopying at your site. Also includes a Manual.

   __ $29.95, plus $3.15 postage (in U.S.). Add $5.00 for shipping to Canada, $10.00 for shipping outside the U.S. and Canada.

   __ $9.95, plus $1.15 postage (in U.S.) for a Microsoft Excel scoring spreadsheet for the Assistive Technology Device Predisposition
        Assessment-Consumer Form (IBM disk). Add $5.00 for shipping to Canada, $10.00 for shipping outside the U.S. and Canada.

2. MATCH: A family- and child-centered process and series of assessments for Matching
         Assistive Technology & CHild (ages 0-5).

   __ $29.95, plus $2.85 postage (in U.S.).  Add $5.00 for shipping to Canada, $10.00 for shipping outside the U.S. and Canada.

3. Information about consultation

   __ Research, assessment
   __ Training

Send order and payment (in US dollars) to:

Marcia J. Scherer, Ph.D., Director
The Institute for Matching Person & Technology
486 Lake Road
Webster, New York 14580
585/671-3461 (phone/fax)
IMPT97@aol.com (email)
 
 
FREE MINI POSTERS WITH
YOUR ORDER OF THE
MPT or MATCH ASSESSMENTS
 

Select up to three mini posters featuring quotes from Living in the State of Stuck: How Technology Impacts the Lives of People with Disabilities. Great to put on your bulletin board or give to consumers for their bulletin boards. Put an [x] in the space before each mini poster you are requesting. Then send this form back with your MPTorder form.

___ There ain't nothin' worse than being stuck.

___ Your basic style doesn't change just because you're in a wheelchair.

___ You're going to have failures, but you're also going to have successes. Without trying, you're
       not going to have either.

___ Some people just need more time than others.

___ It's just that different people look at it in somewhat different ways.

___ Matching Person & Technology:
       You become an investigator, a detective. You find out what the different alternatives are
       within the constraints.

___ Physical rehabilitation is 90% mental rehabilitation.

___ ...If I come across something that needs to be done, or that hinders me in any way, then
       I'll find a way that'll work.

___ You have to plan for the future. That's one of the things that makes me want to get up in the
       morning... having something to shoot for.

___ I really came to believe that I can do the same things as everyone else, even though I may
       need more time.

___ People may or may not be there when you need them, but devices are still in the place where
       you last used them.

___ It's like 'I won this little battle,' and it builds you up.

___ If the people you're with don't keep up with your attitudes, you change to a different group.
       If you don't want to change groups, then don't change your attitudes.

___ To me, being unsuccessful is being stuck in a situation you can change and you don't do it,
       and you're not happy with your present situation.

___ What is life without striving for more?

___ I wish I'd had counseling regularly... If you see someone enough, eventually you're going to
       say something.

___ But that's life. You gotta play the hand you're dealt. This is our hand.
 
 

SAAIA Order Form

Do you know individuals who might benefit from a service animal, but you want to make a careful assessment first?

Have you seen mismatches of service animal and person and want to make sure you prevent this from happening?

Do you wonder if a service animal will really make a difference for the better?

Do you want to be certain you have considered all the important factors affecting a person's match with a service animal?

SERVICE ANIMAL means any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including but not limited to guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair or fetching dropped items (CRF 36.104).
                                                            ------ The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
 

When a person is being matched with a technology or a service animal, the person needs to be involved in the process and a thorough assessment measuring all relevant occupational performance components should be used. The SAAIA was developed to accomplish this and is useful for:

medical rehabilitation centers
vocational rehabilitation agencies
universities
secondary schools
assistive technology centers
and anywhere else there is a desire to better match person and service animal.

Users of the SAAIA will especially like the fact it provides consumer identification of
potential obstacles to optimal service animal use.
Users will also appreciate that the assessments are short, easy to use, and
give information about a variety of influences on service animal use.

The SERVICE ANIMAL ADAPTIVE INTERVENTION ASSESSMENT (SAAIA) was developed to assess the quality of the match of person and service animal, target areas for additional evaluation, and highlight areas where training needs to be emphasized.

The SAAIA is a comprehensive evaluation process which takes into account the client’s:

  • Functional needs and current goals
  • Knowledge of and experience with animals
  • Activities/skills
  • Personal/social characteristics
The SAAIA also includes an evaluation of the requirements of the service animal compared to the resources of the person-- indispensable for pinpointing areas in need of intervention. Data collected to date indicate the assessments have good reliability and validity.

Format:

The assessment process consists of fill-in-the-blank and checklist questions. In addition to a total score, there are the following section scores to separately assess: Knowledge of and experience with animals, activities/skills, personal/social characteristics, and requirements of service animal compared to the resources of the person.

 
ORDER FORM

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Address _________________________________________

City_____________________________________________

State________________________   Zip ________________

Phone (____)______________________________________

FAX (____)_______________________________________

E-mail address ___________________@________________

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Please send me:

____ sets of the SAAIA Assessments

Includes all the assessments as masters for photocopying at your site. Also includes a Manual.

$29.95 per set, plus $2.80 postage (in U.S.) per set. Add $5.00 for shipping to Canada, $10.00 for shipping outside the U.S. and Canada.

Quantity discounts are available. Contact the IMPT for more information.

Send order and payment in US dollars to:

Dr. Marcia J. Scherer, Director
The Institute for Matching Person & Technology
486 Lake Road
Webster, NY 14580

 

Background of the SAAIA

The SERVICE ANIMAL ADAPTIVE INTERVENTION ASSESSMENT (SAAIA) was developed by Susan A. Zapf, MA, MOT, OTR, CTRS. and formed the basis of her research study: The Analysis of the Service Animal Adaptive Intervention Assessment. Susan has a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Texas Women’s University in Houston, Texas. Susan believes the primary influences on successful service animal use focus on characteristics of:

    THE ENVIRONMENTS of use (e.g.does the family accept the animal?).
    THE PERSON (e.g. does the person possess the patience necessary to form a working relationship
                             with the animal?).
    THE SERVICE ANIMAL (e.g. does it give reliable responses?).
The focus on increased independence and life satisfaction for individuals with disabilities has made an impact on the increasing development of technologies and other forms of assistance. Service animals assist their users in many ways from guiding and alerting to fetching articles, pulling wheelchairs up ramps, and turning switches on and off. Important to many service animal owners is the companionship a service animal provides.

However, if the service animal and user have not been matched appropriately, the needs of both will be frustrated. It is the purpose of SAAIA to prevent just such frustration.