Assistive Technology - PT Assistant

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


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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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


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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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


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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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


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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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


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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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


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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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 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 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


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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