OTR626 - Assistive Technology 2

This is the second of two courses examining the role of assistive technology in promoting optimal occupational functioning across the lifespan. Performance contexts and their impact on occupational performance and use of assistive technology with a focus on the occupations of adulthood will be examined. Assistive technology in the areas of ergonomics, environmental evaluation/adaptation and control, and community mobility will be addressed. Assistive technology interventions focused on increasing function and participation in home, work, school, and community contexts will be explored. Students will be required to apply activity analysis skills in problem solving and developing assistive technology interventions. Demonstration of competency in environmental evaluation, basic computer adaptations, and teaching compensatory strategies is expected by the end of the semester. Students will analyze the effects of technology on the lives of people with disabilities through readings, assignments, and Level I Fieldwork experiences.


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