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Keeping Current with Electronic Aides to Daily Living

Keeping Current with Electronic Aides to Daily Living

  • $ 4000

Description: This on-demand webinar will focus on options available to allow a client with a disability to control a television, other remote controlled devices, lights, other appliances, call systems, and telephones.  Option to access smartphones/tablets will also be reviewed.  Clients may consider using a smartphone/tablet to allow for control of these devices and appliances.  Options for all of the above as well as standalone dedicated systems will be reviewed.  Clients with significant disabilities have many options to allow for control of their environment, and this course provided an overview of these alternatives.

Instructor: Ed Hitchcock, OT/L, Occupational Therapist, Technology Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Audience:  Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses

Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify two to three alternative access strategies to use a tablet or smartphone in the event of a upper extremity disability.
    • Describe three to four techniques to allow a smartphone/tablet to control a TV or other appliance
    • Identify two to three standalone electronic aides to daily living that do not depend on a smartphone or tablet

    Successful Completion: After viewing the 1.5 hour pre-recorded webinar, you will complete a course evaluation and take a short assessment. You may download a copy of your certificate from the RIC Learning Portal or request a copy to be sent to you by mail.

              Continuing Education Credits

              Occupational Therapy
              The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

              Physical Therapy
              This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

              Speech-Language Pathology

              This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

              The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362- 9/01/2017).

              This CNE activity is being offered for 1.5 contact hours


              Financial - Receives honoraria for teaching this course from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; 
              Non-Financial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist


              Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

              • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
              • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

              Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.

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