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Electronic Aids to Daily Living
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 5
Registration Fee: $144
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the basic characteristics of limited output or Basic EADLs.
List four goals of Basic EADLs.
Identify three types of Basic EADLs that use direct connection.
Identify three types of Basic EADLs that use intermittent control.
List six consumer specific considerations and three environmental considerations important in a Needs Assessment for EADLs.
Demonstrate knowledge of the basic characteristics of Multifunction EADLs.
Identify three types of Direct Access Multifunction EADLs.
List four requirements of Switch Access Multifunction EADLs and four examples of these devices.
Determine utilization of four Specific Function EADLs.
Differentiate between the characteristics, advantages and drawbacks of various Voice Access Multifunction EADLs.
Name three computer based EADLs.
Identify the essential team members for providing technical support for EADLs.
Determine appropriate justification for use of EADLs to minimize funding issues.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapist Assistants
Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADL) provide alternative control of devices allowing for the patients increased interaction with his or her environment. The basic EADL is controlled by switch and operates simple battery operated electrical devices allowing the patient to address communication needs and self-care tasks, as well as improve functional independence.
Basic EADL devices can be utilized in the development of cognitive skills, provide independent play, promote socialization, and increase participation in the clinical plan to address more specific disease processes. Additionally the basic EADL should be considered a fundamental step in preparing patients for future, more sophisticated assistive technology use.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM