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enTECH and Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy have highly qualified assistive technology and therapy providers who can meet diverse needs of consumers.

Technology Assessment Services

This service involves an individualized process designed to meet specific and unique technology needs of the consumer. The documentation consists of a comprehensive written report with specific recommendations, needed vendor information and specific strategies for implementation.

On-site Assessments: $125/hour
Off-site Assessments: $125/hour and travel expenses at a rate of $30/hour

Consultation Services

This service involves expert consultation resulting in a one to two page written summary of potential solutions, without specific individualized recommendations or vendor information.

Consultation: $125

Service Packages

Ideally suited for organizations, school districts or other entities that may require comprehensive services including education and training of staff within their facility to meet the needs of clients served by the organization.

Assessment Packages

These services include full client assessment with comprehensive documentation and programmatic training to meet the needs of the client and the organization.

  • Single client assessment with a full written report
  • Up to a 3-hour training session for staff, professionals, family members (or a combination of audiences) focusing on recommendations, use and access, demonstration of material(s), processes and environmental modifications.
  • Up to 2 hours of follow-up visits to assure successful technology implementation

Cost per assessment: $600.00

*Additional travel fees are applied if the location is outside Louisville Metro.
*Additional follow-up services may be required and will be billed at the hourly consultation rate.

Consultation Packages

These services are ideal if an entire organization desires consultation for a large group of clients, staff or other personnel with a follow-up workshop and training on assistive technology needs, implementation and environmental modifications to maximize productivity and access.

  • Observation and interview with clients, staff, and related service personnel (two hours)
  • Written suggestions for each client in consultation area (two hours)
  • Training for professionals on recommended materials and/or environmental modifications (three-hour maximum)
  • Follow-up visit for implementation (two-hour maximum)
  • Material development/Device programming (two-hour maximum)

Cost with 1 enTECH or ASOT Consultant: $800
Cost with 2 enTECH or ASOT Consultants: $1,000

*Travel fees are applied if organization is outside the Louisville Metro Area
*Additional follow-up services may be recommended and will be billed at an hourly rate

Individual Occupational Therapy Services: $125 per hour
Presentation/Training: $125 per hour (plus travel time if outside Louisville Metro Area)

Material Development

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Intellikeys overlays from materials catalog (existing pre-made overlays):
    Staff time: $60/hour
  • All custom developed boards and overlays:
    Staff time: $75/hour
  • Patrons producing their materials using enTECH’s equipment (board making):
    $0.50 for 8×11 color print on cardstock or $0.75 for legal size
  • Lamination of boards and overlays:
    $0.75 for one sheet. enTECH can make adjustments for smaller size.

Assuring Access through Adaptive Technologies within the Consumers’ Natural Context.

Lending Library: Alternative access devices are available for short-term, four (4) week rentals (loan).

Lending Library Fees Chart

Complete our Kosair Charities Financial Assistance Program application for consideration

Please allow 60 days upon submission for the review and a response.

Items valued up to $100 $10
Items valued between $101 – $250 $25
Items valued between $251 – 500 $35
Items valued between $501 – 1000 $50
Items valued between $1001 – $2500 $75
Items valued between $2500 -$5000 $100

Shipping and insurance charges are added when devices are mailed to consumers. Equipment return by mail to enTECH requires shipping and insurance charges paid by consumers.

Loan period is four weeks. Late fees are assessed if the device item is not returned by the due date. Late fees are charged per week at the initial four-week rate.

Renewal Policy

Loans may be renewed by phone, e-mail or mail if the device in use does not have a waiting list of other consumers. If a device has a waiting list, the device must be returned by original due date or late fees will be assessed on a daily basis.

Access to Therapeutic Spaces

Service provided to community practitioners to augment and advance service provision.

Computer lab stations

Twelve (12) sites available with various device interchanges. Numerous new and advanced technology alternative access devices are part of this environment. All computers are internet accessible.

Evaluation Room

Space conducive for various evaluation purposes is available including use of assessments contained within enTECH and Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy programs. Please contact enTECH staff for rental rate.

Sensory Integration Technology Lab

A large sensory integration play area provides the consumer and practitioner with varied sensory processing equipment to use as a part of an intervention, practice, and/or device demonstration. Rental fee is $10 per hour. Frequent users may be given a reduced rate. Therapists will be asked to sign a liability waiver and must show proof of liability insurance. Families are also welcome by appointment only to use the lab. The rental fee for families is $5, and the family will be asked to sign a liability waiver. Individual consultation is available for a one-time fee of $25.

Early Learning Center

Space conducive to working with young children in a calm, non-threatening environment. Please contact enTECH for use policies.

Community Service and Promotion of Full Access

These services are conducted by student volunteers with skilled practitioner assistance.

Resource Services

In order to meet the needs of the community in the advancement and access to technology, the following services are offered at no charge to families. In order to provide the best service, one must call enTECH at least one week before attending the first session.

Free of Charge

Open (computer) Lab: Wednesdays

  • Adults involved in programs: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Open to community lab: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Consultation on products: Demonstration with consumer/family (30-minute demonstration on a product, without a written report; one-time only).

Outreach Services: Free of charge

enTECH provides early intervention services for the Kentucky Early Intervention Service, otherwise known as First Steps.

enTECH serves children across the state through acting as a loan library agency. In addition, enTECH is a purchasing agent for the First Steps program. Direct services are provided in the KIPDA and Lincoln Trail districts. Services are provided in the natural setting whenever possible. enTECH’s First Steps services include Primary Service Coordination, Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology Services. enTECH staff is committed to the rules and regulations regarding meetings, collaboration, and paperwork.

Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology Services

enTECH staff provides technical assistance to service coordinators and providers regarding assistive technology services through the Kentucky Early Intervention Service. If you are a provider with questions please contact us.

Any service coordinator interested in borrowing or purchasing assistive technology devices can contact Peter O’Connor 502-992-2448 for assistance.

First Steps requires the following documentation for a loan or purchase of assistive technology:

  • The child’s Individual Family Service Plan, the plan or amendment covering the assistive technology with the signature of the requesting provider.
  • The Assistive Technology Amendment Page: an order form which shows the specific ordering information, size and color of the device (when necessary), the justification for ordering the device and the requesting provider’s signature.
  • The CBIS Summary sheet indicating the correct provider number (877) and the number of requested devices.
  • Indication of the child’s Medicaid eligibility

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) RESOURCES


LOCAL AT RESOURCES

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors and Associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and to increase their use of standard, assistive and information technologies.

NATIONAL AT RESOURCES

National Assistive Technology Research Institute

Positioning Equipment

Self-Care/Activities of Daily Living (ADLS)

Computer Accessories

Communication Devices

Additional ResourcesAbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources.

Closing the Gap is a resource that educates users on the ways assistive technology can change lives and the uses of computer technology in special education and rehabilitation.

LD Online is the leading site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals.

Don Johnston Inc. provides products and other resources, such as case studies, trainings and initiatives centered on assistive technology for reading and writing.

LD Resources is a collection of 885 entries on various aspects of learning disabilities.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)is a nonprofit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.