About Matthew Hansen

Matthew Hansen worked for six years as a Direct Support Professional for people with a developmental disabilities, was the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Minnesota Division of a Home Healthcare company and The Director of Assistive technology for Lutheran social Service of Minnesota. Matthew understands the dynamics of supporting people in their own home or wherever their technology need arise.  Matthew is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with an MBA: Marketing and a BA: Entrepreneurship.

Matthew Hansen

Matthew has earned the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, (RESNA) as well as the Environmental Accessibility specialist license through the state of Minnesota.

An assistive technology professional analyzes the needs of individuals with disabilities, assists in the selection of the appropriate equipment and trains the consumer on how to properly use the specific equipment. The Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification recognizes those who have reached an internationally accepted standard of knowledge in assistive technology and who demonstrate a commitment to provide only the highest ethical standards of practice.

To become certified, one has to establish eligibility (through work and education), and then successfully pass a rigorous exam that tests competency in the field of assistive technology. The exam covers main principles of assistive technology including psychology and sociology; human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics; basic etiologies and pathologies; learning and teaching; assessment procedures; service delivery systems and funding for assistive technology; design and product development; product knowledge of assistive technology devices; integration of person, technology and the environment and professional conduct.

Testimonials

Matt,
I would just like to say thank you from myself, Paul and Jeanne especially. The hours and work you have done for just Jeanne alone is greatly appreciated! Your attitude and demeanor made it fun working with you. Jeanne has flourished with her new Dynavox and without your help, we would still be scratching our heads. Her ability to become more vocal, independent and herself has not only helped her but everyone around her so I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
Mollie, Jeanne and staff

Matt,
Thank you for all you did for us at the Maple house, you greatly impacted the life of one of the persons we support ( in particular) in a way we did not think possible, and for that we will be forever grateful to you! I have your business card and info so that we can continue to utilize the excellent resources you have to offer! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!

Kristine Krueger
House Coordinator

 

Matt,
Thank you for assisting Seth in finding a means to communicate with his iPad.  He is thrilled that he is able to Skype with his grandparents instead of waiting for a year to see them.  It is baby steps but he enjoys the journey.

Matt,
Thank you for EVERYTHING you did for LSS and for the individuals in my region. You helped open our eyes. Your time working with us was way too short. I’ll do my best to keep things going and use you and your services whenever possible. Please stop by anytime you are in the area! I hope we can continue doing great things together!
Al Pederson

Regional Director

About Matthew Hansen

Matthew Hansen worked for six years as a Direct Support Professional for people with a developmental disabilities, was the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Minnesota Division of a Home Healthcare company and The Director of Assistive technology for Lutheran social Service of Minnesota. Matthew understands the dynamics of supporting people in their own home or wherever their technology need arise.  Matthew is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with an MBA: Marketing and a BA: Entrepreneurship.

Matthew Hansen

Matthew has earned the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, (RESNA) as well as the Environmental Accessibility specialist license through the state of Minnesota.

An assistive technology professional analyzes the needs of individuals with disabilities, assists in the selection of the appropriate equipment and trains the consumer on how to properly use the specific equipment. The Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification recognizes those who have reached an internationally accepted standard of knowledge in assistive technology and who demonstrate a commitment to provide only the highest ethical standards of practice.

To become certified, one has to establish eligibility (through work and education), and then successfully pass a rigorous exam that tests competency in the field of assistive technology. The exam covers main principles of assistive technology including psychology and sociology; human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics; basic etiologies and pathologies; learning and teaching; assessment procedures; service delivery systems and funding for assistive technology; design and product development; product knowledge of assistive technology devices; integration of person, technology and the environment and professional conduct.

Testimonials

Matt,
I would just like to say thank you from myself, Paul and Jeanne especially. The hours and work you have done for just Jeanne alone is greatly appreciated! Your attitude and demeanor made it fun working with you. Jeanne has flourished with her new Dynavox and without your help, we would still be scratching our heads. Her ability to become more vocal, independent and herself has not only helped her but everyone around her so I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
Mollie, Jeanne and staff

Matt,
Thank you for all you did for us at the Maple house, you greatly impacted the life of one of the persons we support ( in particular) in a way we did not think possible, and for that we will be forever grateful to you! I have your business card and info so that we can continue to utilize the excellent resources you have to offer! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!!

Kristine Krueger
House Coordinator

Matt,
Thank you for assisting Seth in finding a means to communicate with his iPad.  He is thrilled that he is able to Skype with his grandparents instead of waiting for a year to see them.  It is baby steps but he enjoys the journey.

Matt,
Thank you for EVERYTHING you did for LSS and for the individuals in my region. You helped open our eyes. Your time working with us was way too short. I’ll do my best to keep things going and use you and your services whenever possible. Please stop by anytime you are in the area! I hope we can continue doing great things together!
Al Pederson

Regional Director