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Antoinette Verdone, MSBME, ATP
Saturday & Sunday November 14-15, 2015
Saturday Registration 8:00, Course begins 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday Registration 8:00, Course begins 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Research Conference Center, 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE. Most classes ask you to turn off your cell phone during the class, not this one! Participants will be encouraged to play with their own smartphone/tablets to understand the built in accessibility features of mobile devices. This course will provide a survey of the landscape of mobile devices and options for alternate access for individuals that cannot access a touch screen. This course will also discuss way to use mobile devices to control things in the environment - using a mobile device as an electronic aid to daily living. Case studies and time to trial equipment will be provided.
Assessment of Learning Objectives: Discussion, question / answer, course evaluation.
Instructional Methods Used: Lecture and application with devices
This course will discuss a protocol for home accommodation/modification without doing structural changes to the home. This approach is applicable to many situations, including those with temporary disabilities, progressive disabilities, and those who want to have the ability to take their home accommodations with them to another home. This course will include basic safety tips that should be addressed in any home as well as a survey of products that are especially designed to provide access to the home without any or very little structural modifications. Case studies and some limited demo equipment will be available. An evaluation form for use in this type of evaluation will be provided to each participant.
Antoinette is a Rehabilitation Engineer and certified Assistive Technology Professional. She received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Orleans. She then received her MS in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Engineering from Wright State University.
Antoinette has over fifteen years of experience providing assistive technology services. The areas of assistive technology that Antoinette has knowledge in include home modification, vehicle modification, alternative and augmentative communication, wheelchair seating and positioning, computer access for physical and cognitive deficits, mobile device access, and ergonomics.
Creative problem solving is Antoinette's strong suit. By keeping up to date on all available assistive technology, Antoinette strives to solve problems efficiently, simply, and in a client friendly way. Antoinette is the owner and lead consultant for Improve Ability, LLC.
Policy & Procedures exist whereby all speakers must disclose any relationships which may cause a conflict of interest. Any relevant financial and non-financial relationships will be disclosed via speaker agreement, written notification after agreement, and prior to presentation.
Continuing Education Credits
Participants must attend the entire course for which they registered (day one, day two, or days one and two) in order to receive CEU’s/CCU’s and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.
Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from AOTA.
An Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas for:
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System is an ASHA Approved Provider of continuing education- provider ID ABAF. The assignment of ASHA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures from ASHA.
Saturday Course is offered for 6.5 Continuing Contact Hours
Sunday Course is offered for 4.0 Continuing Contact Hours
Memorial Herman Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Registration for this course is now closed.