Rehabilitation or rehabilitative Technology or process is an important procedure that can be adopted for the patients by caretakers or family in order to help the suffering patient to overcome their disabilities faster. The disability can be due to an injury, aging or from any diseases. This technology can help restore and improve functions in the patients providing Appropriate Assistive Technology.
For instance, Disabled students can benefit with the help of assistive technology to an extent to recompense for their limitations. This specific technology decreases the need for other support promoting independence.
The foremost advantage for persons adapting this Rehabilitative or Assistive Technology is,
- They can care for themselves and their family.
- They can go for a job, or work in their environment.
- Go to school, and any educational institutions.
- They can enjoy sports, arts and music.
- Access information through reading and computers.
- Can travel, participate in community events.
Benefits of this Assistive Technology can be reaped by family members, teachers, employers and almost everyone who interacts with disabled persons using this technology. Benefits of Assistive technologies have become more common among the people without any disabilities. An example to mention is, people who are convenient with English language are taking advantage of screen readers. Older citizens are benefited with screen enlargers and magnifiers.
To decide on which Rehabilitative program or which Assistive Technology or device will be useful for the disabled person or be most beneficial can be decided by the persons caregivers and professionals and consultants. A team of trained professionals which can include Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Engineers, Family Doctors, Special and Regular education teachers, Language and Speech Pathologists and even representatives from Assistive Technology manufacturing companies, who will be better able to match particular technologies for specific needs helping the person function better and more independently.
Thus, this team of members along with the Improvised Rehabilitative Technology and Assistive Devices, the life of Disabled persons can be restored and Improved to the patients and their caretaker’s satisfaction.
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