What is Adaptive Equipment?
Adaptive equipment (also known as assistive technology) are any devices that help a disabled or impaired person increase functional abilities. These assistive, rehabilitative, and adaptive devices increase a person’s function and independence by helping them complete parts of their daily routine, communicate more efficiently with others, and share equal opportunities with their non-disabled peers.
If your child has suffered a birth injury such as cerebral palsy and requires adaptive equipment, you may be eligible for compensation. Our experienced Detroit, Michigan birth injury lawyers will review your case for free, answer your legal questions, and inform you of your legal options. Should we take your case, you will not be charged until our Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers win or settle in your favor. You may contact Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys by calling our offices toll-free at (888) 592-1857, completing this contact form, pressing the Live Chat tab to the left of your browser, or pressing the following button.
Adaptive Equipment and Cerebral Palsy
People with cerebral palsy benefit from the use of adaptive equipment and assistive technology in a number of ways. For almost every social, physical, and cognitive obstacle posed by cerebral palsy, an adaptive equipment device can lessen the hindrance. While classic forms of adaptive equipment like wheelchairs and braces have been used for a long time, new and advanced forms of assistive technology are increasingly available to people with cerebral palsy.
What Are Some Examples of Adaptive Equipment?
- Electric scooters
- Mechanical lifts
- Walkers, braces, and canes, and standing equipment
- Orthotics: Braces worn different places on the body relieve pains and support abnormal bodily structures.
- Adaptive bike
- Car seats
- Bath chairs
- Adapted vehicles
- Adaptive eating utensils
- Adapted writing tools
- Speech-generating computers
- Smart phones
- Touch screens
- Eye-tracking devices
- Electronic Braille systems
- Electronic communication boards
- Hearing aids
- Specialized art supplies
- Sports equipment (cycles, skis, etc.)
- Toys to make therapy fun
Adaptive Equipment: A Visualization
Legal Help for Cerebral Palsy from Medical Malpractice
Michigan Birth Injury Lawyers Making a Difference
Our birth injury lawyers at Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys fight aggressively to secure the well-being of their medical malpractice clients. If you suspect negligence caused your loved one’s cerebral palsy or birth injury, don’t hesitate to call our experienced attorneys at (888) 592-1857. Not only will we review your case free of charge–we won’t charge you a cent until we win your case.