Assistive Technology Resources
Assistive Technology is an item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assisitive Technology can be anything from low tech communication boards, to high tech communication devices such as tablets. Easter Seals Greater Houston offers the following assistive technology resources and programs: Assistive Technology Mobile Devices Lab, Assistive Technology Evaluations, BridgingApps and ToyTech.
The lab includes a variety of touch-based mobile devices, traditional computers with adapted software and hardware, and adapted toys. The lab is open to the public Tuesday nights and by appointment. For questions regarding mobile devices contact Cristen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-838-9050, ext. 383. Please reach out to Lindsey at email@example.com or call 713-838-9050, ext. 309 regarding computers or toys.
Easter Seals Greater Houston's Children's Therapy and BridgingApps programs are now offering comprehensive Assistive Technology Evaluations. If you have concerns about your child's communication skills and would like to request an Assistive Technology Evaluation, please contact us or call 713.838.9050, ext. 381. Learn more.
Easter Seals' BridgingApps program is a community of parents, therapists, teachers and doctors who share information on how to use mobile device technology like the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and Android® devices to help people with disabilities learn, grow and develop. The in person and online community offers an app review system focused on skills – not age, diagnosis, or developmental level – created to assist users in choosing apps to help people with disabilities improve cognitive learning, social and emotional development and communication skills. If you are looking to improve a skill or creatively compensate for a deficit that may be preventing a person with a disability or delay from maximizing their fullest potential, BridgingApps is the place for you. Learn more. For questions contact Cristen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-838-9050, ext. 383.
ToyTech is a unique resource and lending library for children with all types of disabilities ages birth to thirteen years and their siblings and parents. ToyTech is equipped with trained individuals who can evaluate a child's need and teach parents how to use specialized and adapted toys effectively to help their children develop. The purpose of ToyTech is to make accessible toys that have been specifically selected or adapted to meet the unique needs of children with any type of developmental delay or disability so they can benefit from the enrichment of play. ToyTech also offers the following play therapy groups: yoga, karate, dance, music and pet therapy. To check out the ToyTech lending library or attend a play therapy group, please schedule an appointment in advance. Learn more.