Submitted by Redwood ATRC – Ft. Mitchell, KY
A Physical Therapist (PT) working with a young child wanted to determine the most appropriate seating and positioning equipment. The ATRC Coordinator and ATRC librarian demonstrated a variety of seating equipment for the PT, young child, and the family so they could try the options and compare them. Unable to sit up by himself, this demonstration overcame the barrier of positioning for this child. The ATRC collaborated with the PT in demonstrating a variety of seating options. The device demonstration helped the family and their PT make an informed decision on which seating equipment would be most appropriate for this child and led to a loan. The seating equipment helped position the child so he could sit up. The seating equipment improved this child’s access to education and allowed him to sit up to play and more fully engage with toys and his family.
Submitted by HDI-CATS ATRC – Lexington, KY
An individual returning home after suffering a stroke needed a communication device to communicate with his family. The ATRC Coordinator demonstrated a variety of communication devices to help determine what might work best. This demonstration overcame the barrier of communication for this individual who had had a stroke. The ATRC collaborated with the individual to provide the device demonstration, which led to a device loan. The device demonstration helped the family make an informed decision on which communication device would work best. The ATRC arranged for the individual to try the communication device at home to communicate with his family. The communication device gave this individual a way to communicate and be more fully engaged with his family.
Submitted by Wendell Foster ATRC – Owensboro, KY
An instructional aide from Sorgho Elementary needed an advanced communication device (more than two outputs) for a 6-year-old student with a traumatic brain injury. Our AT Specialist demonstrated the Talkable 4 Multiple Message AAC Communicator with 12-Level Option and the Ablenet QuickTalker 7. The Talkable 4 was accessible to the student. A short-term loan allowed the student to try out the communication device in the classroom. The school decided to purchase the communication device for the student to communicate with his teachers and classmates.