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Assistive Technology for Positioning and Mobility


Young boy in power wheelchair.The purpose of this course is to raise awareness of the benefits and application of assistive technology (AT) to support physical access for young children with disabilities. Additional resources are provided if the user chooses to follow the links for more in depth learning. A case study is given as an example of how AT can be utilized to help young children access and explore their environment. 

Authors:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of motor development and its relation to other areas of development. 
  2. Understand the use of AT in helping infants and toddlers gain physical access to natural environments to increase interaction, exploration, and participation in daily routines.
  3. Identify specific types of AT for purposes of positioning and mobility.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for professionals who are working with infants and toddlers age birth through two in the Part C system, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, early childhood educators, mental health professionals and service coordinators.

Length:

This course should take the user around 45-60 minutes to complete, depending on user pace and exploration of links and available resources. 

Cost:

$29
**For $99 you can register for the Full 4 Course Early Intervention Moodle Track where you can access this training along with 3 other Early Intervention Moodle Courses. A savings of $17!