The MPT materials have been developed through support from:
National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute for Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research
As well as funding from Europe
Matching Person & Technology Assessments
This site contains everything you need:
MPT assessments in a format for filling out electronically – you can also print paper copies.
Optional computerized scoring and interpretations of the results from the Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment.
Crosswalk/map of all items on the Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
A video demo of the MPT assessment process and use of the MPT forms.
Sample case reports and ways to write documentation reports, funding requests, etc.
These materials were funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, through grant number HD38220 to The Institute for Matching Person & Technology.
Matching Assistive Technology & CHild (MATCH)
In hopes of providing a more personal approach to matching children with the most appropriate technologies for their use, the Matching Assistive Technology and CHild or MATCH assessment process was developed. The MATCH process consists of a progression of instruments designed for AT evaluators, technology providers, Early Intervention Program/Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) teams, IEP teams, AT service coordinators, therapists, and parents concerned about achieving the most appropriate match of a child with an assistive technology. Each of the instruments is meant to be completed by the child/parent and evaluator in partnership so that dialogue occurs around options, expectations, and concerns and to:
choose the most appropriate technology when there is a choice of several;
decide if a technology is the most appropriate choice given the characteristics of the person, tech & environment;
decide on the most appropriate training strategies to ensure optimal use of a technology.
Each of the instruments is quick, easy and self-explanatory and no specific scoring system need be used for most practical applications. It is believed that careful completion of each instrument item and observation of the balance of positive to negative responses will often give the provider sufficient insight to determine the quality of the match of a person and a technology. The forms and manual are available in the FORMS section.
The Hearing Technology Predisposition Assessment (HTPA)
by Marcia J. Scherer, Ph.D., MPH, FACRM, Larry Medwetsky, Ph.D., CCC-A, & D., & Robert Frisina, Ph.D
The development of the HTPA is described. Copies of the forms are also included.
Matching Assistive Technology to Child-Augmentative Communication Evaluations Simplified Assessment (MATCH-ACES)
The MATCH-ACES assessment is an evidence-based comprehensive assessment process that is child-centered and used to identify the need for assistive technology in the educational setting. It can also be used in the medical setting (a rehabilitation version of the MATCH-ACES is under development). The MATCH-ACES assessment was found to be an effective assessment process in matching students to assistive technology (AT) with significant outcomes measures of students using the recommended AT to meet their educational goals.
The MATCH-ACESS Assessment manual includes information on procedures guidelines, psychometric properties of the assessment, and two case studies. The MATCH-ACES Assessment forms are in PDF format on the USB Flash Card for unlimited use. The MATCH-ACES Assessment is available for purchase from this website
You may also be interested in this journal article:
Susan A. Zapf , Marcia J. Scherer , Mary F. Baxter , Diana H. Rintala
Vol. 11, Iss. 1, 2016Zapf, SA, Scherer, MJ, Baxter, MF & Rintala, DH. (2016) Validating a measure to assess factors that affect assistive technology use by students with disabilities in elementary and secondary education, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11(1), 38-49. PMID: 26696460.