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Mobile Device Use for People with Disabilities - Access and Use as an Electronic Aid to Daily Living

And/or

Home Access - No Contractor Required

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Social Work and Nursing

Speaker:

Antoinette Verdone, MSBME, ATP

When:
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

Saturday Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives / Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to identify the two most widely used mobile operating systems.
  2. Participants will be able to name one hardware switch interface and one mounting solution for mobile devices.
  3. Participants will be able to name one stand-alone environmental control system
  4. Participants will be able to list two reasons to choose a stand along environment control system over a mobile device based system.

Assessment of Learning Objectives: Discussion, question / answer, course evaluation.

Instructional Methods Used: Lecture and application with devices

Sunday Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives / Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to list three scenarios where permanent home modifications are not warranted.
  2. Participants will be able to summarize basic safety issues that should be addressed in any home assessment.
  3. Participants will be able to list three products that provide access to the home environment that do not require the intervention of a contractor for getting in/out of the home.
  4. Participants will be able to list three products that provide access inside the home environment that do not require the intervention of a contractor.

Assessment of Learning Objectives: Discussion, question / answer, course evaluation.

Instructional Methods Used: Lecture and application with devices

Speaker Information

Antoinette V.Antoinette Verdone, MSBME, ATP

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.

Conflicts of Interest Disclosures

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.

  • Financial: Paid speaker including travel expenses.
  • Nonfinancial: Owner of ImproveAbility, LLC. corporation

Saturday, November 14, 2015

TimeTopic & Activity
8:00 - 8:30amRegistration
8:30 - 10:30 amOverview of the Landscape of Mobile Devices.
Built in Accessibility Features of iOS.
Built in Accessibility Features of Android.
10:30 - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 - 12:15 pmAlternate Access to Mobile Devices
Integration of Mobile Access with Power Wheelchairs
List of Helpful Apps
12:15 am - 1:00 pmBox Lunch provided
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmMounting of Mobile Devices
ECU Options via Mobile Devices (Current State of the Industry)
Case Studies
3:00 - 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 - 4:15 pmEnvironmental Control Units (standalone systems)
Overview of Current Technology and Considerations for Selection
Funding Considerations
Key Resources
4:15 - 4:30 pmQuestions and Answer

Sunday, November 15, 2015

TimeTopic & Activity
8:00 - 8:30amRegistration
8:30 - 10:30amAssessment and introduction to home safety
What type of access can and cannot be achieved when structural changes are off the table.
Options for Getting in/Out of Home
10:30 - 10:45amBreak
10:45am - 12:45 pmAssessment and introduction to home safety.
What type of access can and cannot be achieved when structural changes are off the table.
Options for Getting in/Out of Home
12:45 - 1:00 pmQuestion and Course Evaluation

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.

Occupational Therapy

OT Approved CE

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.

  1. Saturday Course is offered for 0.675 AOTA CEU’s.
    AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process- Intervention.
    AOTA Instructional Level: Introductory
  2. Sunday Course is offered for 0.4 AOTA CEUs.
    AOTA Classification Code: Occupational Therapy Process- Intervention.
    AOTA Instructional Level: Introductory

Physical Therapy

TPTA
Accredited Provider
The assignment of Texas PT CCU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

An Approved Provider of continuing education. This activity meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas for:

  • Saturday Course is offered for 6.75 CCUs
  • Sunday Course is offered for 4.0 CCUs

SPEECH

ASHA

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.

  1. Saturday course is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEU’s.
    ASHA Instructional Level: Introductory. ASHA Classification Code: 3040

  2. Sunday course: NO SPEECH CEUs are offered

Social Work:

Saturday Course is offered for 6.5 Continuing Contact Hours
Sunday Course is offered for 4.0 Continuing Contact Hours


Nursing:

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.

Saturday Course is offered for 6.5 Continuing Contact Hours
Sunday Course is offered for 4.0 Continuing Contact Hours

Cost/Registration

Registration for this course is now closed.