Dr. Dana Mather is a paediatric physical therapist who has a special interest in assistive technology.
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Assistive technology (AT) describes products that enable individuals to live more independently. AT encompasses many products, including devices to help with vision, mobility, hearing, self-care, etc. Products range from high-tech solutions (communication software) to low-tech solutions (walking sticks). All of these products allow the user to live an easier, more dignified, functional life. This course explores the different categories of assistive devices, discusses how to choose AT products and explains the process of service provision of AT.
This course aims to enhance the learner's understanding of the different types of assistive technology and their benefits.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.