Assistive Technology Resource Services
The Learning and Technology Centre (LTC) is an assistive technology (AT) resource service for clients and staff of Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, families and the community. Its mandate is promoting AT learning opportunities through consultation, assessment, training, and professional development.
Assistive technology is any item, equipment, software program, or product system that can increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.
The key role of the Assistive technology program is to provide guidance on selecting the best technology for the task the person wishes to complete. The Assistive Technology Resource Library allows individuals to try technology where it will be used to ensure it is the right fit — for the person, environment, and task — before purchasing. The hope is that having technology available for trial will allow users to be certain the chosen tool is the best fit, reducing the possibility of wasted funds and technology abandonment.
The LTC provides demonstrations, loans, consultations, evaluations, training and professional development.
Resources offered by the Assistive Technology Resource Library:
- Access and Environmental Controls
- Adaptive Computer Access
- Switch Adapted Toys
- Aids to Daily Living
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Recreation and Leisure
- Supports for Persons with Vision and Hearing Disabilities
- Supports for Writing, Reading, Math, Learning/Studying
- Program Supports for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Language Pathology, Teachers, etc.
- Knowledge of iPads as an Assistive Technology Tool
- Guidance in App Selection