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Watch: The Vermont Assistive Technology Program: An Overview and Feature on Sensory Tools
March 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Watch The Vermont Assistive Technology Program: An Overview and Feature on Sensory Tools recording here.
The Vermont Assistive Technology Program (VATP) is pleased to present an overview of what assistive technology (AT) is, the core services of their program, how to access their services, and will even demonstrate a few relevant examples of assistive technology, free to borrow from their lending library. For example, they will be highlighting available sensory tools to support the Confident Care for Kids initiative for less stressful vaccinations and health appointments. The turtle massager, pillow, fiber optic light, ocean wave drum, and wearable TouchPoints for Calm all vibrate and can help children self-soothe. Squishy stress balls, a gel maze lap fidget, or stretchable, bendable tubes that make a sound can distract and comfort before, during, or after an appointment. VATP’s presentation will feature an introduction to the team of AT professionals, information on the methodologies they use in assessing how AT can benefit their clients, and plenty of time for questions from the audience.
- Phillip Seiler, VATP Program Director
Phil has been director of the AT program for 3 years after a 20+ year career in software development and IT. Phil believes strongly in the mission of providing accessibility to work, recreation, and daily living to all Vermonters, no matter the challenges they face.
- Quinby McLellan, VATP AT Specialist
Quinby has been with the AT Program for over a year after working as a certified occupational therapy assistant. She has experience with individuals with diverse needs across the lifespan in community, school-based, and physical rehabilitation settings. Quinby strives to offer the most holistic, empathetic, and resourceful perspective when problem solving assistive technology solutions with consumers.