Online Course
Steps to Assistive Technology Provision
Learn the steps to prescribe safe and appropriate assistive technology (AT)

1-1.5 hours





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Robin Tacchetti
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Robin Tacchetti is a doctor of physical therapy whose work has focused on the academic and humanitarian sectors.

Course instructor

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:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the four steps of assistive technology provision
  • identify special circumstances that need to be considered in the provision of assistive technology in a given case scenario

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Robin Tacchetti: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
This course is unique and can help change the narration and myth surrounding people living with a disability. It is essential to have more people go through this course; ultimately, we will have more changed agents worldwide!
Michael Molubah
Administration / Management
Sierra Leone
Even though it is a short course, it covers the basic understanding of providing assistive devices to beneficiaries!
Thinzar Ko Ko