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ASSESSMENT: People with Adequate Hand Function

We are defining a person with "Adequate Hand Function” as someone who has the physical ability to move their hand across a letter sized sheet of paper (or smaller) and point to targets (cells).

This covers a range of people with different abilities. “Adequate Hand Function” doesn’t mean “perfect hand function”. This category can include people with weakness or spasticity in their hands. The important thing is the functional ability of the individual.

Just because a person has relatively good hand function, that doesn’t necessarily mean that pointing to a small communication board with their finger is the best option. The person may have positioning, visual, or physical issues which make using a small board problematic. We will learn more about the individual’s strengths and deficits by going through the assessment process.

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