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Assistive Technology

Experts at the Assistive Technology Evaluation Center are specialists in speech therapy and occupational therapy. They provide individualized assessments, evaluations and recommendations for individuals with:

  • Communication disorders that impede one’s ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Motor or physical disabilities preventing one from accessing a standard computer or communication device
  • Work-related injuries that require modification of job tasks or a means to control the environment

Referrals and evaluations

Referrals are made by independent living centers, regional centers, area schools, individual therapists, special educators, client advocates and physicians.

The Assistive Technology Evaluation Center is approved as an evaluation site by Medicare and Medicaid, the Bureau of Special Health Care Needs, Vocational Rehabilitation and the Telecommunication Access Program for the Internet (TAP).

The assistive technology process

  1. Complete a pre-evaluation survey. You can e-mail or mail the form.

    To e-mail the form:
    To mail the form:
  2. Obtain a physician’s order.
  3. Make an appointment for an evaluation.
  4. The assistive technology team completes an evaluation.
  5. The team writes a report.
  6. The team sends the report and recommendations for equipment to a durable medical equipment provider.
  7. The provider contacts the funding source for approval to purchase the recommended equipment.
  8. After the equipment is received, the assistive technology team sets up the equipment and provides training. Our experts help clients program their devices and communication boards as needed.


Assistive Technology Evaluation Center
Mizzou Therapy Services-Business Loop
315 Business Loop 70 W
Columbia, MO 65203