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 provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.