Robin Tacchetti is a doctor of physical therapy whose work has focused on the academic and humanitarian sectors.
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Assistive technology refers to any product that helps maintain or improve an individual's quality of life. Every person who requires assistive technology has unique needs; there is no one-size fits all product. Because of the different user requirements and the range of products available, the provision of assistive technology can be a complicated process. The World Health Organization (WHO) has detailed four key steps in assistive technology provision. Following these steps helps to ensure the user is safe and gets the most benefit from their device. This course will walk you through these four stages.
The aim of this course is to introduce the learner to the four steps of assistive technology provision.
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.