Assistive Technology is any item that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Seating and Positioning
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Augmentive and Alternative Communication
An Assistive Technology Collaborative Clinic Appointment provides assessment of the full spectrum of assistive technologies which promote functional independence and quality of life.
Patient Referral via email
Screening with assessment coordinator
Patient/parent phone interview with nurse
Contact team members to attend
Collaborative Assistive Technology options
Collaborative appointment with:
Others consulted are assistive technology specialist, vendor, manufacturer, social worker, school therapists and educators, outpatient therapists and critical care team
Post-evaluation paperwork completed for submission to third party payer.
Alternative funding options discussed
Treatment plan for implementation of assistive technologies and on-going assessment
Follow up appointments
Comprehensive evaluation brings members together for optimal benefit of the patient’s multifaceted needs
Pre-appointment preparation helps to focus the appointment and have appropriate team members present
Family-centered, face-to-face evaluation
Follow-up for successful implementation of assistive technologies