Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology

1.0 hours. Assistive technology enables occupational therapy practitioners to adapt how tasks are completed, promote occupational engagement, modify body functions, create opportunity, and restore function for people who experience differences to their body structure that results in occupational deprivation. This presentation will relate the occupational therapy scope of practice to high- and low-tech assistive technologies so that OT practitioners in pediatric or adult settings may include this valuable set of tools in their toolbox because “[f]or people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible” {IBM, 1991).

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