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Sooner Start April

April 2019 


Help ABLE Tech & SoonerStart Find Recipients

ABLE Tech and SoonerStart launched a new Pediatric Walker Project. The Askum Family graciously donated 16 pediatric walkers to ABLE Tech for long term use.

Once a walker application has been received, the family will have use of that walker until the child no longer meets the recommended size/weight criteria or turns 4 years old. At that point in time, the walker will be returned to the Oklahoma ABLE Tech Reutilization program, where it will be cleaned and refurbished as needed for reuse in order to provide mobility assistive technology to another child. Complete information, criteria, and online application can be found here: https://www.okabletech.org/community/soonerstart-collaboration/


3rd Quarter Recognition Award

Congratulations, Payne County, for your reporting efforts. Payne County SoonerStart team will be rewarded with $500 worth of new AT equipment.

Oklahoma County, Tulsa County, Creek County, and Kingfisher were close to meeting all of the criteria of winning a quarterly award by meeting 4/5 of the criteria.

 

 


SoonerStart Success Story

Dylan Ryder

Dylan is a 1-year-old from Tulsa County who was born prematurely. Dylan has learned how to access his toys through a button switch with battery interrupters. Dylan swiftly learned the skill of cause and effect and visual scanning. SoonerStart collaborated with The AIM Center and ABLE Tech to make play possible for Dylan. Dylan is now accessing multiple toys from his toy box with enjoyment.

 


AT Assessment Kit Review

VersaForm Pillow
VersaForm Pillow

There are many items in the SoonerStart AT Assessment Kits that are beneficial for all types of children with disabilities. This kit includes a Versa Form Positioning Pillow. This pillow is excellent for semi-customized seating and positioning without the extreme cost of customization. The perk of this pillow is flexibility as it reshapes into many positions with the included Versa Form Pump ABLE Tech has provided. This pillow can assist with head control/support, body positioning, weight-bearing positions, and can be submerged into a bathtub for seating support. Try your Versa Form Pillow TODAY!


FREE Pediatric Item Available!

The ABLE Tech Exchange Program currently has a FREE Snug Seat Gecko XS Upright Stander in very good condition.


ABLE Tech Exchange and Reuse Programs

Did you know that items can be purchased or given to others through the ABLE Tech Exchange or Reuse Programs? The items vary based on availability as to what ABLE Tech receives. A complete list of the available items can be found at the following websites:

ABLE Tech Exchange Program
ABLE Tech Reuse Program

Call 1-800-257-1705 for more information


Reporting Reminder:

Make sure you submit your demonstrations of AT to ABLE Tech to be in the running for $500 of AT each quarter. 

Remember a demo is the FIRST time you show a piece of AT to a child/family and help them decide if it will meet the child’s needs. If the same item is used a second time for the same function, it should not be reported to ABLE Tech.

 If you need further assistance with collecting and submitting your demonstrations. 
Call Amy: 405-744-7734 
E-mail: amy.l.woods@okstate.edu

Fax: 405-744-2487


Need funding to assist in the purchase of assistive devices? Oklahoma ABLE Tech offers a comprehensive online guide for Oklahoma Funding for AT. Additionally, ABLE Tech, in partnership with Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) and BancFirst of Stillwater, offers Financial Loans to purchase assistive technology. Several programs of funding are available, all with LOW-interest rate and flexible repayment terms, as well as special qualification opportunities for applicants who might not qualify for a traditional bank loan.
Call Shelley Gladden at 800.257-1705 for more information.

Sandra Wright, PhD.,
CCC/Speech-Language Pathologist
Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame, Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 800.257.1705
Email: sandra.wright@okstate.edu

Amy Woods, OTA/L, 
Occupational Therapy Assistant 
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame, Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 800.257.1705
Email: amy.l.woods@okstate.edu