Fundamentals of Assistive Technology

Fundamentals of Assistive Technology

25/09/2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - This course provides a fundamental understanding of how assistive technology (AT) helps persons with disabilities to be more independent in their daily [...]
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/09/2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location
SPD Ability Centre


Overview
This course provides a fundamental understanding of how assistive technology (AT) helps persons with disabilities to be more independent in their daily activities.

Learners will be introduced to the SETT framework and the different categories of AT, as well as participate in hands-on experiential learning to explore the AT devices and exchange ideas on real-life case studies.

 

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. Describe the key principles of Assistive Technology
2. Describe the components of the SETT Framework
3. Explain the different categories of Assistive Technology and its use in promoting independence in persons with disabilities

 

Who this is for
Target audience includes therapists, caregivers, special education teachers, teacher-aides, and other professionals working with people with disabilities.

The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
* Some basic understanding on how to use a computer and tablet
* 3 GCE ‘N’ level passes
* Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
* Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
* Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

 

Trainers
(1) Ms Tong Pei Yun
Pei Yun is an Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist with SPD’s Specialised AT Centre (Specialised ATC). She is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), awarded by Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) since 2018. Pei Yun holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering, as well as a Masters in Science in Biomedical Engineering, both from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She conducts Assistive Technology assessments and trainings, device modifications and customisations. She also conducts talks, workshops and lectures to promote assistive technology. Her focus is in the areas of computer access and powered mobility.

(2) Mr Tan Chuan Hoh
Chuan Hoh is the Principal Occupational Therapist at SPD’s Specialised ATC . He is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), awarded by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) since 2005. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Professional Development (with Distinctions) in AT Applications from the California State University, Northridge, USA.

He holds a Master of Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University at Buffalo, New York. He specialises in AT applications for people with neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunctions with focus in the areas of computer access, powered mobility and environmental control. His role in the Specialised ATC includes conducting assessment and training, modifying and customising assistive devices, conducting public talks and training workshops to promote AT and participation in research projects.

 

Registration
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