Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation

  • Assistive Technology

    Assistive technology refers to the use of technology to help someone be as independent as possible with a task. This may include suggestions and/or equipment. Areas of expertise include written expression (i.e. handwriting or typing), computer access, and use of switches.

    Why Choose Us?

    At Cincinnati Children's, we offer a variety of options to develop computer access, writing, and use of switches. Software programs and equipment available include:

    • Speak to type                                                       
    • Word prediction
    • Smart pen                                                             
    • Typing programs
    • Various switches                                                  
    • Alternative keyboards
    • Keyguards                                                             
    • Alternative mice
    • iPad apps

    Some therapists have completed additional training to become certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATP) through RESNA.

    For patients with complex communication or environmental control needs, a consultation may occur with The Perlman Center.

    Who Can Benefit?

    Assistive technology may benefit children who struggle with the following:

    • Written expression
    • Switch activation
    • Computer access

    Location of Service

    Assistive technology training is available at all Cincinnati Children's neighborhood locations

 
  • Assistive technology can help children who struggle with written expression and computer access.

    Assistive technology can help children who struggle with written expression and computer access.

  • Our Treatments and Services

    We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.

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  • Contact US

    For more information about the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, call 513-636-4651 or email us at otpt@cchmc.org.

    To schedule an appointment with OT, PT, or the Motion Analysis Lab, call 513-636-4651 and select option 1.

    To talk with a Financial Services Representative, call 513-636-4651 and select option 2.