Introduction

Assistive technology (AT) is any piece of equipment, software program, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the capabilities of a person with disabilities. AT can be used to help individuals of any age with varying disabilities. There are many benefits of assistive technology, but overall AT gives patients with disabilities an opportunity to have a better quality of life by participating in everyday activities. Throughout the many conducted research studies, the problem of interest is the AT toolkit approach, use of technology in comparison to alleviating residual disability, and reducing dependency on the caregiver. This topic is important to social work and health and human service careers for many reasons, including social policy significance, theoretical significance, and practice significance.