Whether you are interested in computer access, a memory aide or an adapted toy for your child, we can help.
At Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, we believe that technology maximizes independence for people with disabilities. Assistive Technology includes all types of accommodations including:
Assistive technology is offered throughout the Institute; however, specialized services may require a visit to the Golden Valley campus for an assessment.
Areas of assessment:
This includes expert consultation for computer set-up, technical support, environmental control units, telephones and other needs.
If you don’t know what’s possible or how to obtain what you need, ask us. We are experts at designing special technology for people with disabilities.
We can assess your skills and aptitudes to enter the workforce, attend
college or live independently. The interests you identify help determine
whether a computer or similar device is needed.
Assistive technology training provides opportunities to maximize your independence in home, school and work life.
Communication does not come easily for everyone. Communication options range from low-tech paper and pencil systems to state-of-the-art speech generating devices, all of which you can test prior to obtaining a chosen device. After acquiring a device, you receive training and programming to ensure that you get the maximum use from your device.
We can demonstrate home environmental controls in our lab on the second floor at the Golden Valley campus. The adapted home display shows six different rooms: a bedroom, office, recreation room, kitchen, bathroom and universal home control room for appliances. It provides a real-life opportunity to try and evaluate options that may include scanning with a switch, touch control and voice activation.
Our staff includes occupational therapists, speech therapists, assistive technology practitioners (ATP), and a certified registered ergonomist (CRE).
A wide variety of payment options are available for many assistive technology services including State of Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services, medical insurance, Medicaid waivers, school districts, self-pay, AXIS Healthcare, Workers’ Compensation and certain other insurance policies.
Vocational assessment:612-775-2569 firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions: call or email
Matthew White, OTR\L612-775-2578Matthew.White@allina.com
3915 Golden Valley Rd
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