Assistive Technology Services

Assistive Technology Services

Assistive Technology is any device or adaptation that enables a person with a disability to perform everyday tasks and interact with other people. Our goal is to support people to access readily available technology that can be used as inexpensively and as efficiently as possible. Through collaboration, our occupational therapists and speech therapists work to maximize a person’s functional skills so that they can successfully participate in their community.

Assistive Technology Consultations

Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapists assist individuals of all ages make a decision on the right type of device, apps/programming or mobility equipment. Sherwood also assists parents, caregivers and professionals in the decision making process and are available for follow-up.

Rachel, 7, using an iPad to communicate.

Rachel, 7, using a speech generating device

Assistive Technology & Resource Center

Over 300 pieces of Assistive Technology are available for people of all ages through Sherwood’s Lending Library. Examples include adapted toys, books and keyboards, switches, iPads etc.

The Resource Center includes smart technology to showcase how current technology can be adapted to benefit individuals as well as a computer station that has preloaded programs to teach community awareness, social awareness and job readiness.

 

Statewide Resources & Information

Assistive Technology is limitless and sometimes the questions can be as well! For advice/questions about devices, costs or available funding for Assistive Technology call (425) 404-3111

Assistive Technology/ Adaptive Equipment

Sherwood has been proud to be a supplier of Assistive Technology (AT) and adaptive equipment over the past year for people with disabilities through a contract with the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). After extensive consideration and internal review, we have made the difficult decision not continue to offer this service. It has been our pleasure to work with DDA to develop this new program and provide nearly 500 pieces of AT to people across the state. If you are an individual or family looking for AT or adaptive equipment, please contact your DDA Case Manager for guidance. If you are a DDA Case Manager, please contact the appropriate internal position for guidance. Thank you.

Contact

For inquiries and or additional information about the Assistive Technology Services, please contact (425)404-3111