This course presents an overview of the role of occupational therapy in the use of assistive technology to increase the functional performances of individuals with disabilities. Major themes throughout the course are the decision-making process with an emphasis on teaming and functional independence for the individual using the devices. Students participate in hands-on lab experiences. Specific class sessions focus on legal and ethical implications of the use of assistive technology, interface options, computers, power mobility, augmentative communication, and customization of computer software.
Prerequisites: Completion of first year OT courses.