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Specific Disabilities and Issues

Resources related to specific Disabilities and issues

See also the resource page for  mobility, communication, caregivers and more

Arthritis

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Stroke

Modalities: heat, ultrasound, tens etc

The following website is one of many ways to attain modalities in the home.  Therapy In Your Home can help with your use of these modalities if you order them.  This company and several others will bill your insurance for you.  Therapy In Your Home focuses on function in the home, on helping you do what you do well.  We also help you manage your pain using these modalities.  We help you develop your observation skills about what helps and hinders your pain, and then find techniques and habits that help you manage.  http://analgesichealthcare.com/

Pediatric topics:  Pediatrics

Behavioral Health topics:  Behavioral Health

Dexterity problems  (this information taken from the following website, with an emphasis on SCI)

There are many computer applications out there designed to help restore independence and improve quality of life for spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. From communication to creativity, these tools assist in many aspects of daily living. The resourceful spinal cord injury lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm have created this guide to help people find those apps that will most enhance their lives.Please note: Wilshire Law Firm does not endorse, support, or have a relationship or affiliation with any of the following applications.

  1. Dragon Dictation ($74.99) – Ideal for anyone unable to use their hands to write or type. Helps you dictate letters reports, send email, surf the web, and perform other tasks using just your voice.
  2. Essential Accessibility (free) – This application allows users to navigate the web hands-free. Features include hands-free tracking, onscreen keyboard, page reader, and more.
  3. EyeWriter (cost varies) – Started and sustained by an international team of artists, software developers, and hardware hackers, this open source eye-tracking system allows disabled patients to draw using just their eyes. Required eyeglasses can be assembled at home using a guide. Cost of parts may vary.
  4. iShower ($99.95) – No hassle, no cords, no water damage – this Bluetooth water-resistant speaker connects to your smart device for anytime listening of your favorite audio apps.
  5. Smart Lock ($199) – Turns your smartphone into a smart key – and more. Lock and unlock your door, create virtual keys for guests, and keep track of who comes and goes.
  6. Tecla Shield ($349) – This powerful tool gives those with limited upper body mobility access to touchscreen devices as well as computers via assistive buttons, switches, or wheelchair driving controls.
  7. Tobii PCEye Go ($1,995) – A peripheral eye tracker that enhances computer accessibility with the speed, power, and accuracy of gaze interaction. Runs on standard Windows computers, allowing you to work with any application using only your eyes.

Additional Websites

      • http://DisabilityInfo.gov has information on a range of services and philosophies: click on community living, employment, transportation, recreation etc. Enter specific words in the search box.
      • http://www.medal.org/visitor/login.aspx This page lists many tests available. Check for balance, vision, cognition, etc. You will need to be a member.