Pate Rehabilitation employs the first and only Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certified, Speech-Language Pathologist in Texas healthcare who provides a wide range of assistive technology services to the community. On-site, Assistive Technology rooms at each location allow people to try out various devices which, when added to the home, can help make day-to-day tasks more manageable. In some cases, this service can be the difference between whether or not it is safe for a loved one to stay at home unsupervised. Let's get started...
Justin Tucker is the first and only ATP certified, Speech-Language Pathologist in Texas healthcare. His main focus as an ATP is empowering and increasing independence through Assistive Technology.
What is assistive technology?
Assistive technology includes equipment, software programs, and devices that can assist patients with communication, activities of daily living, home modifications and environmental controls. Categories of assistive technology include:
- Dictation/ Speech-to-Text/ Speech Recognition
- Mind Mapping/ Brainstorming
- Note taking
- Organization/ Task Management
- Research Tools
- Time Management/ Distraction Free
Who would benefit from Pate's assistive technology services?
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Individuals who have sustained:
- Anoxic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Stroke/Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
- Toxic/Metabolic Encephalopathy
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Assistive technology examples
The assistive technology examples used in the video above display some of the many different possibilities of home automation devices that can be used for assistive technology purposes. This technology can aid individuals with physical, cognitive and speech and language impairments in many ways by assisting them in their activities of daily living, improving their quality of life and maximizing their overall independence.
Home automation/assistive technology lab at Pate Rehabilitation's Savannah Oaks Ranch location in Fort Worth, Texas. This room can be completely controlled by voice or by the touch of a button. Users can operate the following:
- Alarm System
- Door Locks
Home automation/assistive technology lab at Pate Rehabilitation's Brinlee Creek Ranch location in Anna, Texas.
Home automation/assistive technology lab at Pate Rehabilitation's Villa Creek location in Dallas, Texas. This room can be completely controlled by voice or by the touch of a button. Users can operate the following:
- Alarm System
- Door Locks
- Robot Vacuum
The video above tours Pate Rehabilitation's Savannah Oaks Ranch AT Lab created to showcase different smart home products. The room models a standard bedroom and demos technology products/devices that could be helpful for activities of daily living.
Written visual checklists to compensate for initiation, memory and executive functioning deficits...
Home medication station with visual written checklists, blood pressure chart and log, blood sugar chart and log, blood pressure monitor, blood sugar glucometer, medications and weekly pill organizer to improve independence with medical management
Digital visual and verbal reminders to compensate for initiation, memory and executive functioning deficits
Written daily home schedule with certain set activities and open time slots to choose from activity options list for increasing cognitive flexibility
Home medication station with written visual medication checklists and insulin sliding scale to increase independence with medical management and diabetes management.
Digital visual checklist of morning routine to compensate for initiation, memory and executive functioning deficits
Digital visual and verbal medication reminders to compensate for memory deficits and increase independence with medical management
Assistive technology devices
The video above shows a patient speaking and texting with her eye-gaze system at Pate Rehabilitation's Brinlee Creek Ranch location in Anna, Texas.
The video above shows a patient demoing the Assistive Technology Lab with his eye-gaze system at Pate Rehabilitation's Villa Creek location in Dallas, Texas.
How do Pate's assistive technology services work?
Step 1: Person Centered Individualization
At our company, we assess and create customized methods to increase independence in our patients. We work closely with our patients, and their family members and caregivers to develop tools and strategies appropriate for each individual. We are committed to developing a system that provides a safe environment and maximizes our patient's overall potential.
Step 2: Service Delivery Process
Once we have conducted our initial evaluation and assessment of our patient's current level of functioning or specific needs, we will assist with informed decisions and recommendations for the proper selection and acquisition of the appropriate technology needed. During the implementation phase; delivery, setup, installation, fitting and training of equipment are all included in our service delivery process. Our company highly values the follow-up process in order to provide maintenance and troubleshooting as needed. We are committed to providing follow-along training and guidance to our patients and their families, caregivers and loved ones. We will all work collectively and collaboratively as a team to achieve success and improve our patient's level of functioning and enhance their overall quality of life.
Step 3: Continuous Research & Development
The constant progression of technology, devices and equipment is sometimes hard to keep up with. Our goal is to provide our patients with the most reliable, consistent and efficient tools to become successful. We pride ourselves on providing professional results to best meet the needs of our patients and their families.
Assistive technology reviews
"I can look in to see if he is on the couch, to see he's safe, see if he has locked the door, or see if he has taken his medications. It couldn't be easier."
"There is no way I could have gone back to work if it weren't for everything that was set up. There is no doubt about it. The peace of mind that my husband is ok; that if something happens I can unlock the door and let 911 in, I can look if he hasn't had enough insulin and I could see if something were to happen."
"The technology aspect of it, I think it is wonderful. It's been well worth the money and I would do it 100 times over."
How do I contact Pate about assistive technology services?
Just click the yellow "Get a Callback" button below and a member of the Admissions team will put you in touch with the Assistive Technology Professional to discuss your needs!