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|INST 968 - Introduction to Assistive Technology|
An exploration of the definitions of assistive technology, and investigates the scope of assistive
technology services and devices and their applications for use in the home, school, workplace
and community activities. Students examine current research and development in the field.
Students study federal and state laws and regulations regarding assistive technology, and
identify local funding sources and funding issues. Students develop knowledge of occupational
therapy and physical therapy and the role of the therapists in the assistive technology service
planning process. Students practice effective communication and collaboration skills; develop
skills in working with individuals and families using a client-centered process that fosters selfdetermination; develops cross-cultural competence to work with clients from diverse cultural
backgrounds; and examines ethical and related professional issues.
Prerequisite: INST 943 Impact of Technology on Education
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Graduate, Non-Matriculated
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture