Assistive technologies include assistive, adaptive or rehabilitative devices to help people perform tasks during their rehabilitation, or to help them do tasks they were unable to do before.
We can perform in-clinic, home or work-site evaluations to identify functional barriers, then provide recommend ations for adaptations or modifications. We also evaluate needs in the areas of computer access, environmental control, communication, mobility, recreation and independent living. To go with this, we’ll research alternative methods and resources, calling on local and national resources.
How Assistive Technologies Can Help
Our service always starts with a comprehensive evaluation of functional abilities, which leads to
a plan for increased independence. This can include:
- Activities of Daily Living: Self care, home management activities, reading and writing, home accessibility/safety, and hand function and dexterity.
- Mobility: Evaluate needs and provide prescriptions for specific equipment such as manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs and scooters.
- Work/School: Evaluate need for equipment or modifications, including seating, computer workstations, and ergonomic equipment and tools
- Computer Access: Provide evaluation and training in use of alternative and one handed keyboards, voice recognition and alternate mouse controls
Meet our Staff
Robert Hoctor: OTR/L, ATP, CEES
Bob is an Occupational Therapist, a Certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and a Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist (CEES). He is an expert in the application of technology for function in activities of daily living, mobility and work. Bob has extensive experience in serving the needs of newly injured persons and those with long-term injuries and disabilities.
Look for an Assistive Technology Professional who is certified
RESNA’s ATP Certification recognizes professionals who have reached an internationally accepted standard of knowledge in assistive technology. An ATP certified professional takes a holistic approach to every situation, assessing your situation and influences, and then determining what equipment will enable you to optimize your life at home, school, work and in the community. ATPs must follow a strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, helping to assure quality service and consumer protection.