Assistive Technology: Use What You Got!!

published 1 month ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

Psssst......Do you know about the assistive technology that most of our clients/patients/students already have? This would be their mobile phones and tablets! These devices allow for several beneficial functions that many may not be aware of. Instead of occupational therapists, speech pathologists, or teachers/educational professionals ordering expensive 'specialized' equipment, always take the time to explore what is already on hand. Sit down for a moment with your clients' mobile devices and explore the many pre-installed options that comes with the phone. Many times, there is no need to even download an app. This familiar device not only decreases any new learning curve that one may encounter with new equipment but it SAVES MONEY. Here is just a very small sample of what both iOS (iPhones/iPads) and Android phones/tablets can do.

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