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Pediatric Assistive Technology

The Good Shepherd Pediatrics Assistive Technology Program provides state-of-the-art-technology interventions to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

For children with limited or no verbal skills, Good Shepherd offers a variety of methods to increase functional communication. When used along with natural speech, objects, pictures, signs or speech-generating devices can produce positive outcomes for children.

Adaptive Computer Hardware / Software

For children who cannot access computers in the traditional way, Good Shepherd’s therapists offer various assistive technology solutions. Software programs also are available to promote language development, literacy, writing skills and cognitive development and to help remediate for visual deficits.

EADLs (Environment Control System Aids for Daily Living)

Good Shepherd offers evaluation and training for the use of assistive technologies that may help children be more independent in their homes. These assistive technologies can help with everyday tasks, such as turning the lights off and on or operating a television or radio.

Adaptive Wheelchair Seating and Mobility

Children who require wheelchairs or mobility systems are referred to the Good Shepherd Wheelchair and Adaptive Seating Clinic at the Harry C. Trexler Center for Assistive Technology Robert & Marian Edwards Center, Assistive Technology. There, children are evaluated for proper seating and positioning, which provides maximum safety and comfort.

Switch-Adapted Toys

Good Shepherd’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Program provides switch-adapted toys, as well as many options for switch access.

Equipment and Bracing

Good Shepherd’s Pediatric Equipment and Bracing Clinics connect children with disabilities and functional challenges with appropriate equipment to improve their comfort, independence and everyday function.

  • To participate in the Equipment Clinic, your child must receive a physician’s prescription for an “Physical Therapy Evaluation.”
  • To participate in the Bracing Clinic, your child will need a physician’s prescription for a “Physical Therapy Bracing Evaluation.”

To learn more about Pediatric Assistive Technology or to refer a patient, call 1-888-44-REHAB (73422) or fill out the form below.

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