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Fall 2012
Aug 31, 2015
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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

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