Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation Engineering
Building Learning Opportunities Using State-of-the-Art Technologies
Crotched Mountain School's assistive technology (AT) and rehabilitation engineering (RE) experts are high-tech builders: using the latest tools, they construct pathways to learning for our students. They stay abreast of emerging technologies that help make education accessible to everyone. Our therapists and educators work closely with these experts to design custom solutions that help students participate in everyday activities. From using iPads to using specialized technology in classrooms, our professional staff creates tools that help students reach their goals.
Assistive Technology Fosters Independence
We know that learning happens everywhere. And our assistive technology solutions offer tools and accommodations to access the curriculum in the classroom, in our media center or wherever a student may be. At Crotched Mountain, accessible instructional materials are readily available and can be customized to meet the complex needs of any student. Assistive technologies – including interactive white boards, apps for the iad®, text to speech software, web readers and more – can address specific challenges and make learning meaningful for students. And adaptive keyboards and mouse alternatives like switches, joysticks and touch screen monitors address mobility challenges and improve access to computer-based learning activities.
Innovative Rehabilitation Technology Gets Students Moving
Whether it's developing innovative solutions or providing timely, on-site wheelchair repair, the experts in Crotched Mountain School's Rehabilitation Engineering department know how to get students moving. They're leaders in their field – often participating in university-sponsored research projects that explore means for improving access to the greater community.
Other services include:
- Recommending therapeutic seating systems so students are comfortable, well positioned and able to interact with others or focus on learning.
- Recommending independent mobility tools such as manual and power wheelchairs to encourage exploration, sensory stimulation and social interaction.
- Developing customized modifications for controlling the environment, such as repositioning light switches and heat controls, creating specialized TV remote controls and moving electronics to accessible heights.
- Creating supports for daily living, based on each student's needs, that improve access and safety, including adapted cooking utensils, shower grab bars, and more.
For more information about how Crotched Mountain School supports each student’s educational needs, please contact:
Director of Admissions
603.547.3311 ext. 1894