Assistive Technology (AT) helps people with disabilities achieve success and inclusion in family, school, and community activities. AT provides technological solutions and support to enable people with disabilities to communicate, play, read, use the computer, achieve mobility, improve learning, and interact successfully with others.
In some cases, simple low-tech adaptations or adaptive equipment can make all the difference in the world, like fabricating a custom foam seating support for a toddler so that she can sit up and use her hands to play with toys. In other cases, sophisticated communication systems allow a child to speak for himself.
The Assistive Technology program at Southwest Human Development is well-respected locally and nationally. Our team of specialists includes speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. Technology is fast-paced and constantly evolving and our assistive technology specialists are passionate about being on the cutting-edge of this rapidly changing field seeking innovative solutions for clients so that they can leverage these tools to their advantage.
Meet Our Team
Our “One Family, One Team” approach ensures that the assistive technology team regularly collaborates with families and professionals to assure that each assessment and plan is coordinated. The team focuses on understanding the individual’s current needs & abilities, and connecting them with technology tools that give them increased independence to access to their world. Read our AT team bios
- ADAPT Shop Consultation and Fabrication
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluations and Training
- Out and About Group Activities for AAC users
- Power Mobility Training
- Workshops and Trainings for Families and Professionals
Providing families with easy access to additional community resources is an important part of the work we do. Click here to view a brief listing of available resources.
For more information, please contact Tina Martin at (602) 633-8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.