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Assistive Technology

Under the guidance of the Speech-Language Therapy Department at the Delrey School, assistive technology services offer computer access for the physically challenged and communication for the student with limited verbal skills. A variety of low- and high-tech communication and computer access devices or “switches” (e.g., Dynavox and Ablenet) are available for evaluation, training, and practical use during the nonverbal student’s school day. Physical and occupational therapists consult on the student’s most functional positioning to access assistive devices. The parents, special educator and other care providers also receive training in the programming and use of the devices to encourage the student’s skill development at home, in school and in the community. The speech-language pathologists also are available to assist families in pursuit of alternative funding for these important devices.