HS-605: Assistive Technology Assessment, Funding, Leadership, and Advocacy

3 credit hours

Theoretical models are used to guide the assessment and selection process of assistive technology. This course will provide knowledge of assistive technology frameworks and how they can be utilized in the assistive technology process.  Students will become familiar with assessment tools for recommending assistive technology and/or environmental accommodations to various populations. Students will explore how this information can be utilized to set up treatment plans for their clients. Students will also engage in exploration of potential funding sources to cover the costs of assistive devices once the recommendation has been made. In addition, student students will learn how outcomes from AT assessment impact leadership, advocacy, and ethical practice when assessing and recommending assistive technology services.