Introduction

4 Contact Hours

Description: Participation in daily activities requires the ability to manipulate one's environment. Individuals living with disabilities may need assistance to perform these tasks independently. The growing availability and use of technology enables these individuals to perform tasks. This entry-level course for occupational and physical therapists and assistants as well as speech pathologist provides an overview of low and high tech aids that enable functional independence in children and adults living with disabilities.

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 4


The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Essentials Of Assistive Technologies (2012)" Written by Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE and Jan Miller Polgar, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.).  Copyright 2012 Elsevier, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to

  • List functional manipulative tasks that can be aided by assistive technologies.
  • Describe low-technology aids that are useful for self-care, school and work, and play and leisure activities
  • Describe the operation of electrically powered feeding aids
  • List the features and design properties of electronic page turners
  • List the functions carried out by electronic aids to daily living systems (EADL)
  • Describe an assessment process for determining the most appropriate EADL system Describe the basic components of EADL systems and how they are implemented

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

Please read the introduction to provide you with important information and tips about your course.

2. Course Objectives - Technologies That Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment

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3. Coursework - Technologies That Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment

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4. Course Final and Survey

Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion