Our Assistive Technology Services offer rehabilitation services to help you at each phase of your rehabilitation — from services offered in the hospital (known as inpatient services) — to those offered after returning home (known as outpatient services). These services help you achieve your highest level of recovery.
Following your physician's referral, you are evaluated and we design a personalized program for you that may include:
Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC) – This refers to communication methods beyond verbal speech that can help those with communication impairments express their thoughts, needs, wants and ideas. AAC can either supplement speech or replace speech entirely, depending on the person’s needs.
Computer Access – Special technologies, like modified keyboards or hands-free systems that you control with your head or voice, give you full computer access for greater independence and improved communication.
Occupational Therapy Driving Evaluation and Training – Our Rehabilitation Driving Program evaluates a person's current driving abilities, assesses driving potential, recommends vehicle modifications and provides driver training that enables an individual with a medical condition to be a safe and independent driver. Our services include clinical evaluations, simulator training and on-road evaluations and training. For individuals with progressive medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, we offer driver retirement planning resources.
Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADL) – These special technologies help you perform daily tasks despite limited mobility. EADLs give you more control over your environment by helping you turn on a TV, use the phone or open a door with a switch, a keypad or your voice.
Wheelchair Seating and Mobility – Wheelchairs can assist with your ability to access your home, work and community. Positioning and cushion evaluations help with comfort and protection in manual wheelchair and power wheelchair seating. We assess your needs and work with our accredited wheelchair suppliers to provide you with the most appropriate equipment and mobility skills training.
Workplace Accommodations/Ergonomics – Basic tools or adjustments can adapt your work environment to your capabilities. For example, proper ergonomics (designing the workplace environment to fit the user) at a computer or workstation can help reduce joint strain, pain and fatigue, and increase endurance, making you more productive.