Compass Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology Service

Assistive technologies can enable disabled people to carry out everyday tasks they would otherwise be unable to do.

Tasks such as communicating, using a computer, getting around in a powered wheelchair, controlling the television, lights or other household equipment.

An iPad adapted with assistive technology so that a brain injured person can communicate is an example of augmentative and alternative communication.

Rehabilitation technology can assist someone to achieve their goals as part of their rehabilitation programme. For example, computer games can be used to help someone with a brain injury to improve their concentration or work on their problem-solving abilities. Specialist equipment can be used to support physical rehabilitation eg biometric measurement equipment and games that allow interaction in alternative ways.

Compass is our assistive and rehabilitation technology service. The Compass team includes specialists in electronic assistive and rehabilitation technology. These include speech & language therapists, occupational therapists, clinical technologists and technology support workers.
They work with patients at the RHN on the wards and in the computer therapy room, as well as working with people referred from the community, otherĀ hospitals, nursing homes and other settings.

The Compass team

To contact us, please email compass@rhn.org.uk (please note this is not a secure email address so should not be used to send any personal information).

See our referral page for information on how to refer securely.

Further Compass information

Compass Specialised Augmentative and Alternative Communication Service
AAC Assessment – what to expect
UK Regional Specialised AAC Services
Compass Training