Financing the AMIKEO tablet with the PCH from my MDPH

Published: 06 October 2023

1. What is the Prestation Compensation Handicap (PCH)?

The “prestation compensation handicap” (PCH) is a financial aid paid by the département. It covers certain expenses linked to a major difficulty in terms of autonomy, as a result of disability (for example, the financing of a technical aid or recourse to a third party).

This is a personalized form of assistance, granted on the basis of a specific request submitted by means of a file, with supporting estimates.

The granting of aid then depends on an assessment of the request by a multi-disciplinary committee.

To make your request, you must send it to the MDPH in your department:

2. Using the PCH for AMIKEO

The Amikeo Tablet Pack is a compensatory technical aid designed to develop the autonomy of people with disabilities.
Designed with a scientific and ethical committee and in partnership with user associations (UNAPEI, Fédération Française Sésame Autisme…)
the Amikeo Tablet Pack

  • an adapted, secure tablet (with an interface for the user and one for the carer)
  • a pack of 10 applications specifically designed and adapted for cognitive or mental disabilities
  • reinforced shell with screen protector and stand

Financing arrangements

1/ The AMIKEO Tablet Pack can be reimbursed as a technical aid under the disability compensation scheme (up to 75%, up to a maximum of €3,960 per 3-year period).

2/ The duration of PCH assistance is 3 years. It is therefore advisable to ask for a 3-year AMIKEO quote to cover the subscription period.

3/ It’s a good idea to test the applications, so that you can explain in your application how they are adapted to the user’s needs (applications can be tested free of charge on the AppStore and Google Play Store).

4/ It is advisable to complete the application form with the support of professionals (speech therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists…).

3. Improving independence with AMIKEO

Auticiel is an ESUS (Entreprise Solidaire d’Utilité Sociale)-certified Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) company that designs applications on touch-screen tablets designed to develop the autonomy of people with cognitive and/or mental disabilities (autism & tsa, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, etc.).

With AMIKEO applications, AUTICIEL offers its subscribers the widest range of specialized applications (timetables, timers, sequences, augmented alternative communication, social scenarios, emotions…). Flexible and customizable, this software suite can be used on both iPad and Android tablets.

To make it easier to get to grips with the applications, Auticiel also offers a “turnkey” AMIKEO Tablet Pack, specially designed and adapted for people with mental and/or cognitive disabilities.

Designed and improved since 2013, AMIKEO applications are used by 200,000 people in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Canada.
In France, 300 medico-social establishments have been equipped, trained and supported by Auticiel, an approved training organization listed on Datadock. Auticiel has also been appointed by Unifaf to manage national digital tools initiatives.

Designed with the help of associations and a recognized scientific committee, AMIKEO applications transform a simple touch tablet into an autonomy-enhancing tool for people with mental and/or cognitive disabilities (autism, intellectual disability, Down’s syndrome, etc.). Applications are highly customizable to suit the age, needs and abilities of users.

Thanks to the AMIKEO applications developed by AUTICIEL, users can customize their applications according to their needs and comprehension skills:

  • Learn to be independent

    in everyday life and at work , thanks to simplified, customizable tutorials that guide users through tasks step by step, according to their level of understanding: washing clothes, preparing food…

  • Communicate

    with any interlocutor thanks to images and a synthesized voice (80% of our users are dyscommunicative)

  • Find your way through the day
    thanks to a simplified timetable and intelligent timers, reducing anxiety and behavioral problems

  • Work

    with sequences,
  • Learn to

    recognize emotions and adapt behavior to social situations

  • Record instructions

    in video format for viewing in slow motion…

Whether at home, at school or at work, AMIKEO applications are a genuine disability compensation tool. Customizable, intuitive, mobile, fun and non-stigmatizing, they offer simple interaction that’s adapted to even the most disabled audiences.

4. Contributions of AMIKEO applications by learning area

Depending on the application :

  • Understanding speech, emotions and facial expressions
  • Visual attention, comprehension, communication
  • Express an emotion, a mood, a feeling, a pain
  • Communicating, making sentences
  • Learn how to make a puzzle, taking into account the details of the image to be reconstituted and the shape of the pieces.
  • Ability to categorize, associate and differentiate
  • Finding your bearings in time
  • Perform everyday tasks
  • Recognize and discern which attitude to adopt in a given social situation
  • Recognizing and discerning emotions

Useful links

Information about PCH

Information about PCH

La PCH, in Easy to Read and Understand (FALC)

PCH, in Easy to Read and Understand (FALC)

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