Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Assistive technology is any product, piece of equipment or software program used to maintain or improve functional capabilities and independence for persons with disabilities. The use of assistive technology facilitates inclusion and participation and empowers individuals to live productive, healthy, independent and dignified lives. There are many types of assistive technology, including devices that assist with mobility, vision, seating, standing and self-care. Each course in this programme will explain the particulars of specific devices and provide assessment and fitting guidelines. In addition, this programme will review the accessibility of assistive technology and the provision of services specifically in low-income countries.
This programme aims to provide the learner with a comprehensive understanding of assistive technology, including accessibility, provision of services and a framework to assess for and fit specific assistive technology devices.
This programme will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Assistive Technologies
- Steps to Assistive Technology Provision
- Access to Assistive Technology
- Gait Mobility Devices
- Assistive Technology - Standers
- Adaptive Seating
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.