Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Technology Resource Solutions for People (TRSP)


Kat Stremel Thomas with the Deaf-Blind w/Cochlear implants project has once again found another way to help Carver. She has hooked us up with the OCCK (www.occk.com). This organization has a program "Technology Resource Solutions for People (TRSP)" that is designed to lend assistive technology to disabled children or adults to help them in their everyday lives. They are going to lend Carver a laptop computer, switch, and software that Carver can use to learn. They have fun games that will give Carver the opportunity to participate by use of a switch. This is something that Kinnick can use as well. This organization has a "library" (for lack of a better word) of assistive technology that can be borrowed. You can think of it as a "try it before you buy it" kind of deal. We can see what works or doesn't work. If we find something that really works, we can purchase our own copy instead of borrowing it.

3 comments:

Laura said...

I am really happy that Kat is this resourceful I hope that this will work for Carver and Kinnick, we still need to buy Jonathan a switch but here is another web site that might be helpful www.helpkidzlearn.com you can hook the switch up to your computer and use this site. we got it from Jonathans speech therapist to be perfectly honest we haven't even looked at it yet.

Anonymous said...

How awesome! You are so good at finding resources!
Neva

Lynne said...

HI Shanon! I just updated the kidsdbci site with a couple cute pics of Carver and popped over here to check the link and see what was new. That program sounds amazing! I think I'm going to have to ask Kat about that one the next time we talk because we have been curious if a computer could be the answer for Bobby. Can't wait to hear how it works out for Carver!