Evaluations are completed by a certified Assistive Technology Specialist, an Occupational Therapist, and/or a Speech Therapist, as needed. Areas that may be addressed include home adaptations, augmentative and alternative communication systems, computer access, daily living aids, and other adaptive equipment for daily living.
Actual trials with equipment are completed before specific recommendations are made. Input from the individual (and, where appropriate, a family member or caregiver) is considered in order to help ensure a successful match between the user and the recommended equipment.
Follow up services
Follow-up services, including equipment set up and training, are tailored to the individual’s needs and learning style. The training is conducted by an Assistive Technology Specialist.
Equipment Reuse Program
Changing Hands equipment reuse program provides restored and refurbished home medical equipment and assistive technology devices and aids to Pennsylvania residents who are unable to obtain the necessary equipment through any other means. All equipment is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and is provided to the user free of charge.