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Course Description

Technology and OT: Principles and Practice

This course focuses on assessment and intervention strategies utilizing adaptive equipment and assistive technologies to support the functional performance of individuals with disabilities.  Specific topics include practice models and assessment instruments, ergonomics, computer access (including adaptive switches and software), technologies that enable mobility, communication, and environmental control, sensory aids for people with visual and/or hearing impairments, and cognitive aids for those with cognitive-behavioral challenges.  The course also considers laws and regulations that impact assistive technology provision, strategies for assuring optimal use and adoption of assistive technologies, and universal design principles.

 

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