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Chapter 14: Training Reports

14.1 Information in the Training Report

(Revised 12/10, 12/12)

Assistive technology training reports are sent to the consumer's counselor and/or the EAS who completed the EAS consultation report and placed it in the consumer's file. Consumers may review your reports upon request.

Write an objective assessment of the training experience and include any problems the consumer may have (slow typing, eye fatigue, memory problems, etc.). Avoid making assumptions about the consumer; instead, state facts based on what you observed during training.

If you encounter something that you think should be mentioned but you do not wish to include it in your written report, contact the counselor or EAS by phone to discuss the issue.

Do not, under any circumstances, indicate to the consumer that he or she may need additional hardware or software, even if you think that is true. These issues should be discussed only with the counselor or EAS. Any recommendations made for additional equipment must be supported by training occurrences. Document any customization or modification that you make to the consumer's computer or assistive technology, as well as how or where you provided relevant information to the consumer.

14.2 Guidelines for Submitting Reports by Email

(Revised 12/10, 12/12, 02/14)

Reports submitted by email must meet the following guidelines.

14.3 Report Requirements

(Revised 12/10, 12/12, 02/14)

Assistive technology training reports must meet the following requirements.

Call ATU at (512) 377-0310 or Mark Eastland, in-house services manager, at (512) 377-0691 if you have questions.