A framework for emerging assistive technology to improve occupationalperformance for adults with cognitive difficulties

Rachael/R McDonald, Jackie/J Casey

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    A framework for emerging assistive technology to improve occupational performance for adults with cognitive difficultiesCOTEC-ENOTHE2016 Rachael McDonald1, Jacqueline Casey21 School of Occupational Therapy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Department of Occupational Therapy, rachael.mcdonald@monash.edu, 2University of Ulster, Jordanstown, jcasey2@ulster.ac.uk Word Limit: 250. Purpose; This workshop will provide a model and practical strategies around the use, provision and advocacy of emerging assistive technologies. Rationale; The emergence of new technologies provides enormous potential to support participation in the occupations of daily life, however there is inconsistency between models of provision of assistive technology, and low quality of evidence (Elsaesser and Bauer, 2011). Furthermore, AT is so rapidly developing that the workforce is often unprepared (Lewis et al., 2012). There are mechanisms proposed to improve this situation, such as directions for clear and directed assessment and prescription information and improving workforce capacity. Objectives:1. To present a summary of literature into the effectiveness of emerging assistive technology 2. To propose a model for assessment and provision of assistive technology 3. To explore the potential for emerging assistive technology, together with proposals for outcome measurement. Format: This is an interactive workshop where information is presented and examples are worked through by and with participants. Maximum number of participants: The maximum number of participants is 35.Brief description of intended participants:This workshop would be suitable for people who work with adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities.References ELSAESSER, L.-J. & BAUER, S. M. 2011. Provision of assistive technology services method (ATSM) according to evidence-based information and knowledge management. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 6, 386-401.LEWIS, A. N., COOPER, R. A., SEELMAN, K. D., COOPER, R. & SCHEIN, R. M. 2012. Assistive Technology in Rehabilitation: Improving Impact Through Policy. Rehabilitation Research, Policy & Education, 26, 19-32.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished online - 19 Jun 2016
    EventCOTEC-ENOTHE Congress - Galway, Ireland
    Duration: 19 Jun 2016 → …


    ConferenceCOTEC-ENOTHE Congress
    Period19/06/16 → …


    • Assistive technology
    • intellectual disability
    • occupational therapy


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