Assistive technology provides independence in the areas of mobility, communication, education, vocation, and activities of daily living. To benefit from this technology, the client must be able to access it. This course addresses one access method, switches, and how to determine the best switch location and type to match a client’s needs.
Course created on March 7, 2017
Course Type: Text/Transcript, Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RESNA/0.2; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe assessment strategies for determining the best switch site for access to assistive technology.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe clinical criteria for 3 different switch sites.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 different mechanical switches.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 different electrical switches.
|5-20 Minutes||An Ideal Switch Site|
|20-55 Minutes||Switch Site Hierarchy|
|55-100 Minutes||Switch Types|
|100-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle is an occupational therapist with 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for 10 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored 6 book chapters and over 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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