The ability to communicate with others, control your environment, and actively participate in events and conversations is a vital part of everyday life. When these abilities are lost through illness or injury, quality of life can be severely diminished.
Many individuals with disabilities are able to communicate and access their environment with assistive devices. The Rehabilitation Institute's assistive technology program is for people with physical, cognitive, and/or communication impairments. It is designed to increase independence and improve quality of life through the use of augmented communication, computer access, and environmental controls.
The assistive technology team consists of licensed speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists who specialize in helping people communicate. The team provides comprehensive evaluations and assessments, training, education, and equipment recommendations in these areas:
The Rehabilitation Institute's assistive technology program has a wide range of both low- and high-tech devices, computer equipment, and software, including: