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Flower makes use of iPads

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The therapists use iPad applications that allow patients to identify numbers and letters, type words while speaking them, and practice hand and eye coordination.

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Occupational therapist, Amanda Manthey, assists a patient with the iPad during a therapy session.

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A patient works on hand-eye coordination with the iPad during his therapy.

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Occupational therapist, Amanda Manthey, assists a patient with the iPad during a therapy session, combining screen time and face time to help the patient as much as possible.

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Speech therapist, Jana Lown, has worked at Flower Hospital for 15 years. She likens the iPad to a portable toolkit for therapists. "Before we had to carry around multiple flashcards and materials; now it’s all in one place,” she said.

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Occupational therapist, Amanda Manthley, has worked at Flower Hospital for 10 years and is excited to use new technology with her patients. “It allows us to educate and become more hands on,” she said.

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