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    Occupational Therapist

    Geriatrics 230

    Assistive Technology: Supports for Aging Adults


    • Appreciate how population aging affects the need for OT services, and how the application of various assistive technologies will increasingly become part of and aid in those services
    • Understand and be able to apply to OT practice some conceptual models linking humans to their environmental contexts, when various technologies are added
    • Understand and appreciate other fields’ conceptual models to improve one’s interprofessional competencies
    • Become more fully aware of various low- and high-technology devices and technologies that can aid in the provision of OT services to the aged and disabled
    • Understand that despite the push for the latest gadgets and gizmos, several low-tech devices continue to best serve older clients
    • Understand and be better able to practice in a care environment that will increasingly utilize automation, home and behavior monitoring, telehealth, and other smart technologies
    • Be able to apply general concepts learned about the strengths and weaknesses of current technologies covered in this lesson to opportunities and threats posed by future technological developments

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    $38.00 USD

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