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School-based Telerehabilitation In Occupational Therapy: Using Telerehabilitation Technologies to Promote Improvements in Student Performance

This article discusses the use of telerehabilitation technologies in occupational therapy for schoolbased practice. Telerehabilitation, for the purpose of this program, included the implementation of occupational therapy services via twoway interactive videoconferencing technology. The subjects included in this pilot program were children, ages 6 to 11 years, who attended an online charter school and had difficulties in the areas of fine motor and/or visual motor skills which impacted success with handwriting. Each participant completed a virtual evaluation and six 30 minute intervention sessions. The Print Tool™ Assessment was used to determine progress pre and post program. A learning coach/student satisfaction survey was given at the end of the program to determine participant satisfaction. Outcomes revealed improvements in handwriting performance for most students who participated in the program and high satisfaction rates reported by all participants.

Category: Connected Health Smart AT General

Added by Tony Shaw · 3 years ago

Older Adults’ Reasons for Using Technology while Ageing in Place

Most older adults prefer to age in place, and supporting older adults to remain in their own homes and communities is also favored by policy makers. Technology can play a role in staying independent, active and healthy. However, the use of technology varies considerably among older adults. This paper aims to provide insight into the reasons older adults use technology in the home.

Category: Smart AT General

Added by Tony Shaw · 3 years ago

Connecting Health Services with the future: Modernising medicare by providing rebates for online consultations – A discussion paper from the Australian Government

 

Category: ATSI Service Delivery Communication Local Perspectives Policy & Funding Quality & Standards Regional Service Delivery Rural & Remote Service Delivery Workforces Considerations

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Response to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Discussion Paper - Towards Solutions for Assistive Technology.

An open response from Dr. Alan Finkel, President of ATSE, to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Discussion Paper - Towards Solutions for Assistive Technology.

Category: Domestic Assistance NDIS Policy & Funding Smart AT General

Added by Tony Shaw · 3 years ago

Disability Care and Support: Medical and assistive technologies to enable Australians to remain in their homes

Published By: Medical Technology Association of Australia Limited

Published In: 2011

This submission was in response to the release in February 2011 of the Productivity Commission draft report Disability Care and Support.






Category: Connected Health Local Perspectives Medication Management NDIS Rural & Remote Service Delivery Smart Homes & Environmental Controls Social Engagement

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

MAGIC-HAND: A bottle and jar opening machine for people with severe disabilities

Authors: U. Lorentzon, G. Bolmsjö, M. Doyle, D. Carus

Published by: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Published on:  April 2007

This paper describes the development of a prototype product named MAGIC-HAND that has been developed to open bottles, jars and packages that require a twisting action. Its intended users are people with severe disabilities, who are not capable of using the current range of package opening tools.




Category: Domestic Assistance Smart AT General

Added by Tony Shaw · 3 years ago

Research to inform service delivery models that include the application of smart assistive technology

In March 2012 the former Queensland Department of Communities (now the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services) engaged Health Outcomes International (HOI) to conduct research to provide evidence to inform models of disability and community care service delivery that integrate smart assistive technologies (smartAT) as an integrated component of service delivery for specialist disability and community care services for people with a disability.

The broad objective of this research project was to provide evidence that will inform decision making about the use of smartAT. In particular, the research considered the:

1. Existing evidence base at a national and international level in relation to smartAT and how it is used at a service provider and client level;

2. Extent to which smartAT is being considered and implemented across the disability and community care sector both within Queensland and across other Australian jurisdictions; and

3. Experience of the five Home and Community Care (HACC))1 funded organisations involved in the smartAT demonstration projects in terms of:

- The uptake and application of smartAT within their service delivery/operational environment;

- Policy and practice change that smartAT has required;

- Service provider views regarding the client experience of smartAT; and

- Service provider views regarding the staff experience of smartAT.

Category: Local Perspectives NDIS Policy & Funding Rural & Remote Service Delivery Workforces Considerations

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Towards Solutions for Assistive Technology – Discussion Paper

To deliver an empowering, sustainable and nationally consistent approach to ensuring NDIS participants have ready access to the quality assistive technology they require to fully participate in their communities.

Category: NDIS Smart AT General

Added by Tony Shaw · 3 years ago

Younger people in residential aged care

 

Category: NDIS Policy & Funding

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Mainstream interface: Housing and independent living

 

Category: NDIS Policy & Funding

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago