Assistive Technology in Practice - University of Wisconsin

2015 Summer Online Course Offering at UW-Madison
5 Week Course: May 26 – June 28, 2015
History of environmental adaptation and technology application
Influence of the environment on participation in daily life activities
Supports and barriers to assistive technology use
Compensatory strategies used by persons with functional limitations
Principles of assessment for assistive technology
Accessible design, universal design and human factors engineering
Current technologies for seating & positioning, information management,
environmental control, communication and school, home and community
Designed for practitioners or graduate students in the fields of Occupational
Therapy, Communicative Disorders, Engineering, Nursing, Physical Therapy,
Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education and related fields.
In this course, students will apply assistive technology to practice. Content is delivered through
an online module permitting access to course material on demand. Participants will gain
practical experience in applying devices and environmental modifications to specific case
studies. Learning experiences can be applied or made relevant to the student’s particular
practice setting or area of interest. The course includes interactive online learning experiences,
discussions, brief assignments and quizzes.
Course offered by:
Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Occupational Therapy Program
Graduate Course (1 Credit): Ther Sci 775-001 Special Topics: AT in Practice (# 47347)
Available Online via [email protected] 24 hours/day for enrolled students
For more information, please contact:
Professor Ruth Benedict, OTR, DrPH
(608) 262-0543 or [email protected]