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Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology Breaks Down Barriers & Promotes Participation

 What It Is: Assistive Technology (AT) is

 Our Team:  Easter Seals of SE PA has a very experienced team consisting of the following licensed and certified professionals--

photo of AT Team

Back Row: Joy McGowan, Pam Zeitlin, Sandy Masayko
Front Row: George Russo, Laurie McGowan

We are committed to helping each client participate in his or her home, school and community activities by developing functional, practical and individualized strategies. 

 

 Our Clients:  We work with people of all ages to develop spoken & written communication, computer access, play and leisure skills, functional positioning and environmental access.  We support our clients’ families and teams as well.  See below* for some of our success stories!

 

 Our Services: We provide

 How to Access Our Services: 

 *AT Success Stories--See how Assistive Technology has helped some of our clients participate in their daily occupations!

Augmentative & Alternative Communications

Adapted Play

Adapted Computers and Adapted Access

Environmental Adaptations

Adapted Seating

Adapted Mobility

 We Thank Our Partners in Assistive Technology:

Comcast NBC Universal: provided substantial support for our iPad program, which has enabled children with complex communication needs and special education needs to develop their skills.

Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design:  donated Macintosh computers for use in our classrooms.

Seed the Dream Foundation: funded purchase of eye gaze technology for the AT Library for trials to determine which device best meets the needs of people who will use eye gaze technology for communication and computer access.

TD Charitable Foundation:  funded interactive whiteboards to provide large screened interactive computer programs to enhance participation in our classrooms at our Bucks County school.

The Clemens Family Corporation:  provided both financial and in-kind support to help the Bucks County division of Easter seals acquire interactive whiteboards for evaluation, adapted instruction, motor therapy and professional development.

 

The Provident Bank Foundation:  funded interactive whiteboards to provide a large screen interactive format to promote inclusive activities for all children at the Bucks County school.

University of Florida Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: Students and Professors from these departments assisted us with implementing GoBabyGo by providing technical assistance and logistical support.

 

Volunteers:  have provided help with our GoBabyGo project and with repair of our electronic toys.  We are looking for volunteers who like to construct and repair toys and kiddie cars for our projects.


http://www.easterseals.com/sepa/our-programs/childrens-services/adapted-early-mobility.html

staff learning

Assistive Technology Specialist Laurie G. McGowan recently led a group of Easter Seals teachers and therapists in workshop to learn how to use adapted computers, peripherals & software in our classrooms.  The computers were donated by Drexel University.

 Resources for Assistive Technology:


Assistive Technology Definitions and Legal Requirements

http://www.atp.ne.gov/techassist/def-legal.html

PATF--Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Provides loans for acquiring AT.

https://patf.us/

484-674-0506


PaTTAN--Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network

Provides training and loans of equipment to Pennsylvania educators and local education agencies.

http://www.pattan.net/category/Resources/Short%20Term%20Loan/


Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/vocational_rehabilitation/10356/ovr_office_directory/606620


PIAT--Pennsylvania Initiative on Assistive Technology

Provides training and loans of equipment to all Pennsylvanians.

http://disabilities.temple.edu/tech/

215-204-1356

 Questions? Contact us at (267)292-6009 or email AT@easterseals-sepa.org

 

 

 

 

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