Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
Welcome to the Tampa Polytrauma Assistive Technology Program
The Mission of the Polytrauma Assistive Technology Program
To enhance the ability of Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers with disabilities to fulfill life goals through the coordination and provision of appropriate interdisciplinary assistive technology services.
To serve as an expert resource to support the application of assistive technology within the VA healthcare system.
Core AT Team
- Medical Director
- Program Coordinator
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Rehabilitation Technician
- AT Track Champions for:
- Wheeled Mobility and Seating
- Adapted Sports and Recreation
- Adapted Driving
- Vision impairment
- Program Description
Clients participate in a comprehensive and individualized evaluation, technology trials, product selection and individualized treatment including designing, customizing, programming, adapting, modifying, training, setup, follow-up, maintenance and repair and/or replacement of an assistive technology device. The client and family members actively participate throughout the planning, education and treatment process to promote carryover into the patient's natural environment.
Provision of comprehensive assistive technology evaluation and treatment for devices including:
- Electronic Aids to Daily Living
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Cognitive Orthotics
- Computer Access
- Learning Technology
James A. Haley (Tampa) Veterans'
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Toll Free: (888) 716-7787
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital is a proud member of VA Sunshine Healthcare Network - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 8.
For information about the
Tampa VA Polytrauma
Assistive Technology Program contact:
Jay McCarthy, Program Coordinator
(813) 972-2000 ext 7764
For Information about the Tampa VA Polytrauma
System of Care, contract:
Angela J. Whitener
Polytrauma Administrative Officer
- Client demonstrates limitation in independent functioning due to Polytrauma and brain injury.
- Client demonstrates adequate cognition and physical functions to benefit from and access an assistive device.
- Client has been identified as eligible by the VA Hospital's eligibility unit.
- Client may be referred either as an inpatient or an outpatient. Referral from an outside agency is accepted if the individual meets the above criteria.