OT’s with Apps and Technology is a resource for occupational therapists, teachers, parents and clients seeking tools and strategies to improve the occupational skills of all ages.
Assistive and adaptive technology have always been part of an OT’s tools to improve participation and increase independence. In recent years, electronic devices have increasingly been used by therapists as an administrative, intervention as well as assistive tool. With the continued evolution and availability of technology, electronic tools provide an increasingly important part of a therapists day. Although they are never to be the object of therapy, electronic devices have the potential of being used as an intervention, adaptive device, training and resource tool, communication or cognitive aid for the students, patients and clients we service. As electronic devices evolve, their form and function expand, providing new potential for OT’s, increasing access, reducing barriers and providing mobile tools and other types of technology that have the potential of improving services and independence for the clients we service.
My goal for OT’s with Apps and Technology is to offer technology tools and resources that support therapists in improving their practice and functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Visit often, comment and share as many great minds collaborating together is powerful!
Carol Leynse Harpold, MS AdEd, OTR/L, ATP