Shepherd Center Radio Podcast Discusses Assistive Technology
Adaptive technology is used to give patients tools for daily activities.
Assistive technology is the role technology plays in the way a person accesses their environment. For people living with disabilities, technology can provide alternative access and tools for daily activites.
Shepherd Center's Assistive Technology Center works with technologies like smart phones, tablets and voice-activated devices to provide assistance and support to people living with disabilities. Shepherd Center occupational therapists evaluate each user's lifestyle requirements and functional abilities, then provide custom modifications to hardware, software, electronics and other appliances so that users can live safely and function productively.
In a new podcast with Shepherd Center Radio, Adina Bradshaw, a speech pathologist at Shepherd Center, discusses how adaptive technology is used to fit the patients' needs.
Download the podcast as an audio file above, or access it at shepherd.org/radio.
Adina Bradshaw, MS is a Speech Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her B.S. Ed and M.S. in Speech Pathology from Miami University. Adina has over 10 years of experience evaluating and implementing AT and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.