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Assistive Technology for Individuals with Specific Impairments

presented by Donna Case, PhD, OTL

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Financial: Donna Case receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Donna Case has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Individuals with disabilities want to live meaningful and independent lives that include participation in school, home, and community environments. Individuals with specific impairments, such as hearing, visual, or cognition, may experience barriers to access within various domains and environments. Assistive technology allows individuals with these impairments to achieve meaning and active participation in their lives. This course will provide an overview of general considerations for assistive technologies available for individuals with visual, hearing, or cognitive impairments as well as resources for determining assistive technologies for these individuals.

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Donna Case, PhD, OTL

Donna Case, PhD, OTL, began her work with assistive technology more than 30 years ago when working with adults with significant multiple disabilities who had been removed from Michigan's State Institutions. She received a master's degree in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University to facilitate her students' ability to interact in meaningful ways with their…

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1. Assistive Technology for Individuals With Hearing Impairments

Individuals with hearing impairment have difficulties in all domains. Assistive technology gives individuals with hearing impairments access to their home, community, and school or work place.

2. Assistive Technology for Individuals With Vision Impairments

Individuals with visual impairment have difficulties in all domains. Assistive technology gives individuals with visual impairments access to their home, community, and school or workplace.

3. Assistive Technology for Individuals With Cognitive Impairment

Individuals with cognitive impairment have difficulties in all domains. Assistive technology gives individuals with cognitive impairments access to their home, community, and school or workplace.

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