Assistive Technology
Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities at a work place, school, or at home.
Functional Capacity
A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) evaluates an individual’s capacity to perform work activities related to his or her participation in employment (Soer et al., 2008). The FCE process compares the individual’s health status, and body functions and structures to the demands of the job and the work environment. In essence, an FCE’s primary purpose is to evaluate a person’s ability to participate in work, although other instrumental activities of daily living that support work performance may also be evaluated. Similar types of testing may also be called a functional capacity assessment (FCA), physical capacity assessment or evaluation (PCA or PCE), or work capacity assessment or evaluation (WCA or WCE).

Source:  www.aota.org

Independent Living Assessment
Living at home efficiently is a goal that all of us share, but changes occur in our ability to function mentally and physically, making it a challenge to remain at home, safely. These changes often necessitate thinking through next steps and taking action, such as installing safety devices and getting support where ever needed.
Home Modification
Living at home efficiently is a goal that all of us share, but changes occur in our ability to function mentally and physically, making it a challenge to remain at home, safely. These changes often necessitate thinking through steps that actually involve changing the structure of the home or installing major electrical products to maintain the quality of life.
This evaluation looks at all aspects of an individuals life from the kitchen to the bedroom, and works with a contractor to address the necessary adjustments with ADA guidelines.
Wheelchair
An evaluation on the individual and their needs, as well as some questions about the individuals routines and lifestyle are of most importance during this process. This evaluation involve the individual all the way through the process and concludes with a a recommendation of (a) wheelchair and seating system.
Our Occupational Therapist who is a certified Assitive Technology Practitioner with RESNA will work with the individual and other vendors for the most appropriate chair for the individual.

More information:  www.wheelchairnet.org

Computer
This evaluation consistent of understanding the individual needs for school and/or work and the tasks that are expected to be completed. The evaluation will also consider necessary software and peripheral hardware, such a printer, router, and other necessary items.
In the end, the report will provide detail specification of component of a computer system (desktop, laptop, tablet, etc.) and all other peripheral hardware software. The recommendation will ensure that all products work well with each other.
Ergonomic / Workstation
A task or work-station evaluation designed to measure a job’s potential for injury or fatigue. The evaluation is based on the applied science of ergonomics, which maximizes productivity by designing equipment and work flow to reduce operator fatigue and discomfort. The evaluation takes place in both industry and office settings.
Wherever strenuous or repetitive work is done, ergonomic evaluation provides strategies for risk remediation. It usually focuses on a handful of issues, including awkward postures, long-duration repetitive movements, and tasks requiring high levels of physical effort.

Source:  www.roymatheson.com