Innovations in Technology for Individuals With Severe Disabilities

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Innovations in Technology for Individuals With Severe Disabilities

This program includes two recordings that highlight technological innovations that allow people with severe disabilities to communicate and experience the greatest and most socially valid therapeutic gains. Case studies, videos, and team-based strategies provide insight into how individuals with complex needs are using new technologies, such as switches and eye tracking technology, for communicating. Learn how innovations that are now a familiar part of our clinical landscape arose from creative and constructive interprofessional partnerships—and how to turn your own ideas into the next great innovation to benefit this client base. These recordings originally appeared in the June 2014 online conference "Improving Communication of People With Severe Disabilities: Interprofessional Strategies."

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • identify some of the latest technology innovations that can be explored to support ease of access to communication
  • discuss how interprofessional collaboration is essential to achieving effective use of technology across environments
  • identify existing products, policies, and practices that resulted from creative interprofessional collaborations
  • analyze clinical challenges in terms of needed product, policy, and/or practice innovations
  • identify other professionals with expertise relevant to solving clinical challenges

What is an eWorkshop?

An ASHA eWorkshop is an interactive, slide- and video-based workshop. Watch it at your leisure, and simply submit a completion form to earn CEUs.

System Requirements

To complete this program, you will need the following plugins:

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader

And one of the following browsers:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later, Netscape 7.x, Firefox 1.x or later, or Opera 7.11

Continuing Education

: 0.25 PDHs: 2.5
: 8/27/2014 to 6/11/2015
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB14507
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): eWorkshop
Language: English
Author: Judy Lariviere, MEd, OTR/L, Beth Mineo, PhD, CCC-SLP

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