A wide variety of assistive technology devices can be interfaced to power wheelchairs with complex rehab electronics. Interfacing streamlines access methods, so that one access method can control more than one device, including speech generating devices, computers and electronic aids to daily living. For persons with limited access, interfacing can greatly increase independent control. This course will systematically explore how and when to interface assistive technology, specifically speech generating devices. This course is open captioned.
Course created on February 18, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 assistive technology devices that can be interfaced with a power wheelchair.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 2 electrical components required for interfacing.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe clinical advantages and disadvantages to interfacing speech generating devices.
|0-15 Minutes||What is interfacing and why is it important?|
|15-30 Minutes||Advantages and disadvantages of interfacing SGDs|
|30-45 Minutes||How does interfacing work?|
|45-55 Minutes||Case Studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience and former Clinical Director of The Assistive Technology Clinics of The Children’s Hospital of Denver. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored 6 book chapters and nearly 200 articles. She is the editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed. and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is on the teaching faculty of RESNA. Michelle is a member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.
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