Assistive Technology for Physical Disabilities
Assistive technology for people with physical disabilities has evolved rapidly over recent years. Today, individuals with physical disabilities have a wide range of devices to choose from to fit their specific needs and provide greater independence.
Some examples of assistive technologies are:
- Mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, scooters or lightweight, high-performance devices that enable persons with disabilities to remain physically active
- Tools such as automatic page turners, book holders, and adapted pencil grips to help learners with disabilities participate in educational activities.
- Physical modifications in the built environment, including ramps, grab bars, and wider doorways to enable access to buildings, businesses, and workplaces
- Adaptive switches and utensils to allow those with limited motor skills to eat, play games, and accomplish other activities.
- Devices and features of devices to help perform tasks such as cooking, dressing, and grooming; specialized handles and grips, devices that extend reach.
INDEPENDENT LIVING SOLUTIONS THAT FIT
Each individual is unique. Discovering the right solution that fits the needs of each person with a physical disability through a careful assessment.
Through our assessment process, the team at The Assisted Technology Training Center of Connecticut learns about the needs and goals of each unique individual and their family.
QUALITY OF LIFE IS INTERCONNECTED
INDEPENDENT LIVING IS QUALITY OF LIFE
The right assistive technologies are adapted to meet the needs of each unique individual.
The right plan is created to assure that the assistive technologies are used effectively and the independent living goals are achieved.
Together, we build confidence, competence, and comfort through training. This is a transition period for individuals facing barriers to independent living, their family members and their caregivers.
We then help put in place the right supports, monitoring, and alert systems for safe, healthier independent living.