Course Description –
This course is set up to be a hybrid (Face-to-face and on-line) course. Their will be weekly discussion questions and class presentations. Course will involve a total of five exams that will be taken on-line after each section. Students should have a basic knowledge of research, rehabilitation and counseling. Within the course students will identify a issue, students will seek out literature and complete a task.

Required Course Resources –
Cook & Hussey’s Assistive Technologies Principles and Practice
3rd edition Mosby Elesevier ISBN: 978-0-323-03907-9

Objectives of the Course –

  1. Be familiar with the definition and practice of Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering in relation to the field rehabilitation, including the impact of the ADA and other federal laws have on the production, provision, and utilization of assistive technologies.
  2. Be able to understand the specific role competencies of the rehabilitation counselor with respect to the provision of effective technology services including definitions various classification schemes of impairment and disability.
  3. Be knowledgeable of state-of-the-art technologies and to include computer adaptations, software, product design, off-the-shelf applications including word processing and spread sheet software voice-recognition technology, and on-line services.
  4. Understand case management in relation to assistive technology utilization including vocational evaluation, planning, and service provision with selected assistive technologies.
  5. Be able to identify barriers and consumer needs that can be addressed with assistive technology
    including workplace and home accommodations.

    1. Understand consumer satisfaction and quality of life indicators and be able to identify measurable
      outcomes to monitor and evaluate progress in order to maintain, modify, or enhance service.
    2. Understand functional aspects of disability and the unique challenges that exist with individuals that have significant disabilities.
    3. Be able to analyze tasks performed by individuals in need of assistive technologies with respect to the life areas such as the home, education, work, transportation, and leisure.

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