Assistive technology services combine leading-edge technology with
modern medicine. We help individuals with disabilities select, acquire
and use devices that help improve their mobility and independence, as
well as their personal, educational and professional capabilities.
Assistive technology can take many forms and help with many activities
of daily living like eating, dressing and working. These helping
mechanisms can include:
Choosing and helping to incorporate the use of assistive technology into
a patient’s everyday life is a team effort. At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital,
assistive technology services involve patients, their families, primary
care doctors, physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation
engineers and, in the case of learning disabilities or communication
problems, specialized teachers and speech pathologists. With a world of
equipment and technologies to choose from, patients and their families
get the expert, long-term support they need to integrate the new
technology into their lives.
Consultations with an assistive technology therapist are typically
covered by health insurance. Cost of the equipment may also be covered
through insurance but often requires precertification.
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital can help anyone with a physical, medical,
neurological or developmental disability gain access to the right
technology that allows for a more satisfying, active and independent
life. As research into assistive technologies progresses each year,
almost any patient whose disability impacts daily life can get help from
our coordinated team of experts. Among the types of disabilities we
serve are spinal cord injuries
and disorders, stroke, brain
multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, ALS, spina bifida and more.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.