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Assistive Technology

Have you ever thought, “Why is my child not communicating with me?’, “Why does my child have these behaviors?” If so you might also ask yourself, “Is this because he can not communicate his wants and needs with me?”

The definition of Assistive Technology is:

Assistive Technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. AT promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks.

KISS supports any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. We assist in training and implementing communication strategies and assistive technology for parents and people with disabilities to improve their ability to communicate. We also assist through the design and development of a communication system within the home by incorporating daily visual schedules and communication board which help decrease in behaviors and an increase of communication between the child and parent.

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