Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish by providing enhancements to the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. Enhancements can be made to electronic devices to promote better access to social media or online browsing for school. Enhancements can also be made for cell phones or devices to promote return to work.
This is the use of technology to support, enhance, and supplement the communication of individuals who are unable to verbalize independently.
Our Augmentative Alternative Communication / Assistive Technology (AAC / AT) Clinic focuses on Assistive Technology related to accessing communication devices. We may use a combination of low tech adaptations or higher tech alternative access systems using head controls, sip and puff devices, modified joysticks, switch use, or eye-gaze technology, to increase the possibilities for improved quality of life.
Seating and Mobility Clinic
Seating and mobility evaluations include an assessment of posture, strength, range of motion, skin and mobility as it pertains to the use of wheelchairs and other medical equipment. This information is used in the assessment of appropriate positioning and mobility devices. The Seating and Mobility clinic serves pediatric as well as the adult clients with a variety of neurological and other diagnoses causing physical disabilities that affect function, posture, positioning, skin integrity and mobility.
The AAC / AT clinic serves the adult population. This service is for those patients who have been diagnosed with a neurological condition who have difficulty communicating verbally. The process is most effective for patients who are approximately one year post onset.
The Seating and Mobility clinic serves pediatric as well as the adult clients with a variety of neurological and other diagnoses causing physical disabilities that affect function, posture, positioning, skin integrity and mobility.
- By physician order only. Must have a prescription for :
- Augmentative/Alternative Communication evaluation
- Assistive Technology/Occupational Therapy evaluation
- Seating and Mobility Clinic evaluation
- Must have family/caregiver support