WS33 - AT Solutions for Individuals with Motor Impairments

Session Information
Session ID: 
WS33
Date & Time: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Potomac Room VI, Ballroom Level
Session Description
Session Type: 
Abstract: 

Evaluating assistive technology using a feature matching framework for a patient with neurological motor impairments can be a complex process. There are many factors to consider when recommending assistive technology solutions to maximize independence. With appropriate strategies, an individual with upper extremity strength impairments can be productive, safe, and successful. This presentation will include a description of the feature matching structure, current technology used at Shepherd Center and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, new technology, and how to combine technology in new and different ways to meet individual needs. Resources including websites, apps, retailers and manufacturers will be provided.

Presenter(s)

Adina Bradshaw is a Speech Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Leah Barid is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Matthew White is an Occupational Therapist and the supervisor of the Assistive Technology department at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.