Assistive Technology - Occupational Therapist

Assistive Technology 125
Assistive Technology in Polytrauma Rehabilitation

3.0

  • Discuss the evaluation process for assistive technology and describe the Human Activity Assistive Technology model and list the 4 main components: human, activity, AT, and context
  • Describe the role and significance of funding in the evaluation and prescribing of AT devices and list 5 sources of funding
  • Describe 5 types of switches used to access AT devices and give an example of each type
  • Outline and describe 4 different areas of assistive technology and provide a specific example of a piece of AT that can be used within that area to enhance functional independence
  • List and describe electronic cognitive devices and discuss the significance of no-tech, low-tech and high-tech solutions
  • Describe the 2 categories of electronic aids to daily living and describe 3 examples used to control the environment
  • Describe the importance in re-evaluation and list 5 reasons for changes in AT usage
  • Discuss the future of technology including the role and significance of brain computer interfacing, virtual reality and assistive robotics


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Assistive Technology 124

Accessing Mainstream Information and Communication Technologies: The Technology and the Web


2.0

  • Describe the major issues facing people with disabilities who want to use mainstream technologies
  • Describe the user interface for mainstream technologies
  • Describe the major approaches to computer keyboard and mouse emulation
  • Describe the major approaches for generating accessibility to tablet technologies
  • Describe the major approaches for generating accessibility to smart phone technologies


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Assistive Technology 123
Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairment

2.0

  • Describe the major types of hearing loss and their cause
  • Describe the types of hearing aids and their features
  • List ways that people who are hard of hearing or deaf can use telephones
  • Describe how common devices can be adapted for use by a person who is hard of hearing or deaf
  • Discuss the major approaches used to support communication for individuals who are deaf and blind
  • Describe how computer outputs are adapted for individuals with auditory limitations


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Assistive Technology 122

Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments


3.0

  • Describe the major approaches to sensory substitution for visual function, including the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Describe the major causes of vision loss that can be aided by assistive technologies
  • Describe device use for reading and mobility by persons who have visual impairment
  • Describe how computer outputs are adapted for individuals with visual limitations
  • Describe the major approaches to creating visual access for mobile technologies
  • Describe the major approaches to Internet access for persons with visual impairments
  • Describe the contextual factors that affect assistive technologies for visual impairment
  • Describe the major assessments of visual function that are relevant to assistive technology use


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Assistive Technology 121
Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies

3.0

  • Describe the elements of the human/technology interface and its role within the assistive technology component of the Human Activity Assistive Technology mode
  • Describe the characteristics of control interfaces
  • Identify 3 technologies for direct selection
  • Identify 3 technologies for indirect selection
  • Discuss a framework for control interface assessment
  • Describe context issues related to control interface use
  • Describe 2 strategies for determining the effectiveness of control interfaces


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Assistive Technology 120

Ethical Issues in Assistive Technology


2.0

  • Describe the 5 types of ethical principles typically applied in health-related studies
  • Understand the major ethical issues involved in the application of assistive technologies
  • Describe the ethical considerations involved in monitoring and surveillance
  • Describe the ways that ATs affect social stigma for people with disabilities
  • Discuss the tradeoffs between privacy and security
  • Describe the ethical considerations associated with the development and application of ambient environments
  • Understand professional ethics and standards of practice


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Assistive Technology 119

Matching Person and Technology


2.0

  • Outline and describe the three primary areas of the matching person and technology model
  • List five factors to consider when trying to achieve a good match of person and technology
  • Outline significant factors in the matching person and technology assessment process
  • State the purpose for using the Assistive Technology Device Predisposition Assessment or the Cognitive Support Technology Predisposition Assessment


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Assistive Technology 118

Getting Support and Services


1.0

  • Describe how the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health views disability and functioning
  • List and describe six criteria for good service delivery systems
  • Describe the move from charity to consumer involvement and empowerment
  • Examine factors that influence service delivery outcomes
  • Examine environmental factors that influence the selection and acquisition of an AT device


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Assistive Technology 117

Environmental Barriers And Enablers


2.0

  • Describe the The International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Disability and Health
  • List and describe the two levels of environmental factors
  • Outline and analyze the ICF framework
  • Recite and describe the various categories of the ICF
  •  Analyze the 7 principles of universal design and how they factor into smart homes
  • Describe the role of the caregiver and discuss relevant factors


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Assistive Technology 116

Assistive Technologies for Cognition


2.0

  • Define and list 3 main goals of cognitive support technology
  • Describe strategies used for optimizing the strengths and accommodating the needs of an individual with a cognitive disability
  • List and describe 5 products designed to serve the needs of persons with cognitive disability
  • Recite 5 resources that provide information on AT apps for smartphones
  • Outline 5 advantages and disadvantages of everyday technologies and specialized technologies


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Assistive Technology 115

Assistive Technologies for Mobility, Communication, Seeing, Hearing, and Activities of Daily Living


1.0

  • Describe the significance of assistive devices for mobility, communication, seeing, hearing, and activities of daily living
  • Define the term "assistive products" and "technology" based on the ICF
  • Provide examples of various AT products
  • Understand and explain the significance of specific product groupings


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Assistive Technology 114

The Potential of Technology to Assist Individuals With Cognitive Disability


1.0

  • Define and differentiate assistive technology devises and assistive technology services
  • Describe a system for obtaining information on available assistive technology devices
  • List 3 contextual factors as defined by the WHO Identify categories of assistive technologies included under the heading, “Environmental Factors,” by the WHO
  • Recognize and explain the lack of consistency in assistive technology and assistive services terminology


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Assistive Technology 113

Treatment and Rehabilitation Practices: Intervening in Cognitive Disability


2.0

  • Analyze treatment and rehabilitation practices associated with intervening in cognitive disability
  • Describe the treatment approach for treating developmental disability
  • Recite pertinent information from the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Compare and contract the treatment of degenerative disability and acquired TBI
  • List and describe 5 commonly used tools for measuring cognitive function
  • Outline and describe the ICF classification for describing the characteristics and severity of disability


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Assistive Technology 112

How the Brain Works


1.0

  • Provide a definition of Traumatic Brain Injury and outline the characterisitics of TBI
  • Compare and contract neurological and mental conditions associated with TBI and behavior patterns
  • Outline the terms of Axis I - Axis V of the DSMR-IV-TR
  • List and describe 5 examples of diagnoses associated with brain impairment


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Assistive Technology 111

The Brain Born With a Disability: When The Mind Grows


1.0

  • Define developmental disability
  • List 3 components that are necessary for a person to fit the legal definition of developmental disability
  • Describeand outline 5 characteristics of Down syndrome
  • List the common structures and functions affected in individuals with Down syndrome
  • Define and describe cerebral palsy


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Assistive Technology 110

The Aging Brain: When The Mind Dissolves


1.0

  • Recognize and describe 5 signs and symptoms of stroke
  • Cite the incidence of dementia
  • List the functional deficits associated with dementia
  • Identify the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Describe 5 predictors of mortality in advanced dementia


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Assistive Technology 109

Computer Access: Augmenting the Keyboard and Mouse


1.0

  • Describe the computer-user interface
  • List the major components of a computer system and give the function of each
  • Describe the major approaches to keyboard and mouse emulation
  • Describe the major issues facing people with disabilities who want to use mainstream technologies
  • Describe the major approaches to electronic speech generation used in assistive technologies


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Assistive Technology 108
Making the Connection: User Inputs for Assistive Technologies

1.0

  • Describe the elements of the human/technology interface and its role within the assistive technology component of the Human Activity Assistive Technology model
  • Describe the ways that various anatomic sites can be used to control assistive technologies
  • Identify and define the basic selection methods
  • Describe the means by which the user’s physical control can be enhanced
  • Describe the major approaches to electronic speech generation used in ATs
  • Discuss the outcomes that can be achieved through implementation of a motor training program and how technology can be used to improve motor response


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Assistive Technology 107
Enabling Function and Participation with Seating Technologies

3.0

  • Identify the potential outcomes of seating for postural control, tissue integrity, and comfort
  • Describe a comprehensive seating assessment
  • Describe key biomechanical principles related to sitting and seating technologies
  • Describe the principles of seating for postural control
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the development of pressure ulcers
  • Discuss pressure mapping systems and the issues related to their use in the clinic
  • Describe seating technologies used for tissue integrity
  • Discuss the principles of seating for comfort
  • Discuss the design and construction of seating technologies
  • Describe the different characteristics of seating materials
  • Discuss the different classifications of materials used to construct seats
  • Describe the purpose and content of outcome measures specific to seating technologies


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Assistive Technology 106

Technologies that Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment


3.0

  • List functional manipulative tasks that can be aided by assistive technologies
  • Describe the different ways manipulation aids are designed to enable manipulation
  • List the features and design properties of electronic page turners
  • List the functions carried out by electronic aids to daily living
  • Describe the different ways that electronic aids to daily living are connected to the devices they control
  • Describe the basic components of electronic aids to daily living and how they are implemented
  • Discuss the uses of robotic devices in aiding manipulation by persons with disabilities
  • Describe an assessment process to identify appropriate manipulation aids


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Assistive Technology 105

Technologies that Aid Transportation


2.0

  • Describe the correct use of child restraint systems for passenger safety
  • Describe the correct use of child restraint systems designed for children with special needs
  • Understand the basic features of standards for crashworthiness of wheelchairs and seating systems
  • Understand the use and basic features of standards for wheelchair tie-downs and occupant restraint systems
  • Identify the major components of driver evaluation
  • Discuss major design features to consider when making a vehicle purchase
  • Discuss vehicle access issues for individuals with disabilities
  • Describe vehicle modifications to promote access for individuals with disabilities
  • Describe primary and secondary driving controls


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Assistive Technology 104

Technologies that Enable Mobility


3.0

  • Identity the activity, human, and contextual influences on the use of wheeled mobility
  • Describe the assessment of the consumer for a mobility system
  • Describe the two primary structures of wheelchairs
  • Identify the major characteristics of manual wheelchairs
  • Describe the classifications of powered mobility systems and their characteristics
  • Understand the influence of the relationship between the center of gravity of the user and the center of mass of the wheelchair on the function of the wheelchair
  • Describe the key elements of implementation and training for the use of wheeled mobility devices
  • Identify standardized assessments that are specific to use of wheeled mobility devices


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Assistive Technology 103

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems


3.0

  • Describe the different communicative needs of persons with disabilities
  • Discuss the basic approaches to meeting these differing needs
  • Recognize the needs that individuals have for conversation and for graphical output such as writing, mathematics, and drawing
  • Describe the ways that mainstream technologies are used to meet AAC needs
  • Describe the major characteristics of alternative and augmentative communication devices
  • Describe current approaches to speech output in assistive technologies
  • List and describe the major approaches to rate enhancement and vocabulary expansion
  • Describe the major assessment questions that must be asked and answered in determining the most appropriate alternative and augmentative communication device for an individual user
  • Discuss the major goals for and the significance of training in augmentative and alternative communication device use and communicative competence
  • Delineate the steps and procedures involved in implementing an augmentative and alternative communication device for an individual consumer


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Assistive Technology 102

AT for Cognitive Augmentation


3.0

  • Apply the human activity assistive technology model to help identify appropriate assistive technologies for individuals with cognitive disabilities
  •  Identify cognitive skills that underlie functional performance for persons with cognitive disabilities
  • Understand what cognitive faculties are commonly compromised in specific disorders
  • Understand the role of assistive technologies in aiding cognitive function
  • Identify and describe some of the technologies, both mainstream and assistive, that are currently available to assist individuals with cognitive impairments


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