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

McDonald, Rachael/R and Casey, Jackie/J (2016) A framework for emerging assistive technology to improve occupationalperformance for adults with cognitive difficulties. In: COTEC-ENOTHE Congress, Galway, Ireland. COTEC-ENOTHE. 1 pp. [Conference contribution]

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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.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Assistive technology, intellectual disability, occupational therapy
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:34926
Deposited By: Mrs Jacqueline Casey
Deposited On:27 Jun 2016 10:58
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:24

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