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Assistive Technology- Module 6: Cognitive Augmentation & Alternative Communication Systems

Product #
1157PT
Type
PT/PTA
Hours
8
Approval Status

Course Description:

These courses derived from the text Assistive Technologies, offer the latest clinical information needed to master assistive strategies, make confident clinical decisions, and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model, Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition provides detailed coverage of the broad range of devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology, and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. These courses feature coverage of new ethical issues, more explicit applications of the HAAT model, and a variety of global issues highlighting technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. 

Module 6: Cognitive Augmentation & Alternative Communication Systems covers:

  • Chapter 15: Assistive Technologies for Cognitive Augmentation
  • Chapter 16: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems 

Methods of Instruction:

Online course available via internet 

Target Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers. 

Educational Level:

Intermediate 

Prerequisites:

None 

Course Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the definition of cognitive skills
  2. Identify disorders that may benefit from cognitive assistive technologies
  3. Identify typical cognitive and behavioral difficulties after TBI
  4. Differentiate between the categories of assistive technologies to aid cognitive function
  5. Differentiate between the types of cognitive assistive technologies: memory, time management, prompting/cueing
  6. Recognize key concepts in web design for individuals with cognitive disabilities
  7. Identify the four contexts to consider for assistive technology applications
  8. Recognize communication activities that can be aided by augmentative and alternative communication
  9. Differentiate between types of communicators
  10. Recognize the role of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention in dementia
  11. Recognize partners and modes of communication
  12. Differentiate between low-tech and high-tech AAC systems
  13. Recognize dynamic communication displays and their role in AAC
  14. Identify categories to be included in a conversational AAC system
  15. Recognize an augmentative and alternative communication evaluation and assessment
  16. Identify the augmentative and alternative communication team

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:

A score of 70% or greater on the post-test 

OT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Alaska
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Arizona
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Arkansas
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
California
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Colorado
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Connecticut
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Delaware
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
District of Columbia
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Florida
Florida Approved Online Interactive Via Live Chat
Georgia
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Hawaii
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Idaho
N/A
Illinois
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Indiana
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Iowa
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Kansas
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Kentucky
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Louisiana
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Maine
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Maryland
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Massachusetts
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Michigan
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Minnesota
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Mississippi
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Missouri
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Montana
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Nebraska
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Nevada
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Hampshire
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Jersey
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Mexico
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New York
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
North Carolina
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
North Dakota
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Ohio
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Oklahoma
State Approved, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements - #202000171
Oregon
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Pennsylvania
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Rhode Island
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
South Carolina
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
South Dakota
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Tennessee
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Texas
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Utah
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Vermont
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Virginia
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Washington
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
West Virginia
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Wisconsin
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Wyoming
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements

PT State Approvals

Alabama
Board Accepted/Approved
Alaska
Approved
Arizona
Approved Category A
Arkansas
Arkansas PT Board Approved
California
Approved
Colorado
Approved- Meets CO DORA for Category 1
Connecticut
Board Accepted/Approved
Delaware
Approved
District of Columbia
Approved
Florida
Florida Approved
Georgia
Approved
Hawaii
Approved
Idaho
N/A
Illinois
Illinois Approved Provider (#216.000250)
Indiana
Approved-Category 1
Iowa
Board Accepted/Approved
Kansas
Board Accepted/Approved
Kentucky
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Louisiana
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Maine
No State Requirements
Maryland
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Massachusetts
No State Requirements
Michigan
Approved (Activity Code 1)
Minnesota
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Mississippi
Approved
Missouri
Approved
Montana
Approved Category A
Nebraska
Board Accepted/Approved
Nevada
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
New Hampshire
Board Accepted/Approved
New Jersey
Not Approved
New Mexico
New Mexico PT Board Approved
New York
Approved Provider
North Carolina
Approved
North Dakota
Board Accepted/Approved
Ohio
AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Oklahoma
Pending Reapproval
Oregon
Approved
Pennsylvania
Approved - (8GEN, 0DA)
Rhode Island
Approved
South Carolina
Board Accepted/Approved
South Dakota
No State Requirements
Tennessee
Board Accepted/Approved-Class 1
Texas
TPTA Approved/Accredited Provider # 2201036TX
Utah
Board Accepted/Approved
Vermont
Approved
Virginia
Approved-Type 1
Washington
Board Accepted/Approved
West Virginia
Board Accepted, AOTA Approved Provider & Satisfies NBCOT Requirements
Wisconsin
Approved
Wyoming
Board Accepted/Approved