Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is any item that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Types of Assistive Technology in the Assistive Technology Collaborative Clinic

  • Seating and Positioning

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

  • Computer Access

  • Motor Access

  • Environmental Controls

  • Mobility

  • Augmentive and Alternative Communication

What to Expect

An Assistive Technology Collaborative Clinic Appointment provides assessment of the full spectrum of assistive technologies which promote functional independence and quality of life.

Pre-Appointment

  • Patient Referral via email

  • Screening with assessment coordinator

  • Patient/parent phone interview with nurse

  • Contact team members to attend

  • Collaborative Assistive Technology options

Clinic Appointment

Collaborative appointment with:

Post-Appointment

  • 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

  • Education

  • Advocacy

  • Follow up appointments

  • Home visit

Results

  • 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

  • Timely results

  • Follow-up for successful implementation of assistive technologies