OTA2262: ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTATIONS
A study of adapting, altering or designing environments that support participation and facilitate engagement in social, family and community activities. All levels of assistive technology will be reviewed and discussed. Topics include but are not limited to home modifications, driving evaluations, communication devices and community mobility. Students will evaluate participation limitations and facilitators for individuals and communities. This course will introduce the student to a variety of assistive technology used in occupational therapy settings. Topics include PAMs, splinting, computer programs, switches, low vision adaptations, and high- and low-technology devices. Professional literature will be reviewed for recent practice trends in assistive technology and/or environmental adaptation.
Lecture: 2 hours; Ozark Allied Health Fee: $40.