TechSAge Update 4/1/2015

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T1. Education in Rehabilitation Research

Carolyn Phillips & Liz Persaud

Overall Outcome

Increase knowledge in Rehabilitation Engineering(RE) which will lead to increased use of evidence-­‐based design practices, and eventually, increased effectiveness of home and community-­based technologies.

What do You consider success for T1?

Task 1: Identify Training Needs

  • Using TechSAge Grant as Guide
  • Guidance from You & the TechSAge Network
  • Survey of participants - trainings, webinars & focus groups at statewide, national and international conferences/events

Finding:

  • Significant need for RE Education
  • Skill Development
  • Disability Awareness
  • Understanding of RE
  • Indicators of Quality
  • Certification? - Still a question
  • Audience? OT, PT, SLP, GT Students, developers

Task 2: Develop & Conduct Online Course

  • Bake it in or Layer it on?
  • What is the most effective approach?

Task 3: Conduct Live Online Practicums

  • Create practicums for existing courses
    • Naturally occurring opportunities?
    • Carrie & Brian - met and discussed

Parameters -

  • Audience?
  • Length?
  • What - Smart Bathroom. Are we ready to move on this ?
  • Google Hangout
  • Vgo

Task 4: Conduct Live Webinars & Trainings

Completed

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    • Disability 101 for Researchers: A Closer Look at Etiquette - Carolyn Phillips and Liz Persaud, Tools for Life

Up Next:

  • Disability 101 for Researchers: A Closer Look at Communication - Carolyn Phillips and Liz Persaud, Tools for Life
  • Aging 101 for Disability Researchers - Wendy Rogers

Other Topics

  • A Closer Look at TechSAge Development Projects - Overview
  • Developing Rehabilitation Research Skills - Jon Sanford
  • App Development to Promote Successful Aging with a Disability - Ed Price
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Research - Jon Sanford
  • Identifying User Needs for People Aging with Disability - Wendy Rogers
  • Smart Bathroom Technologies - Jon Sanford
  • Effects of Hearing Loss on Mobility & Participation of People Aging with Vision Disability - Carrie Bruce and Katharina Echt
  • Mobile Manipulator Robot - Charles Kemp
  • TeleWellness Technologies
  • TechSAge Progress - Jon, Wendy & Tracey
  • Principles of UD in the Development of Home and Community-based Technologies - Claudia Rebola

Who's Ready to present now?

Opportunities/Points of Collaboration

  • ATIA - Student Competition? - January 2016
  • AT Evaluation Standards - Decision Tool
  • Quality Indicators for AT & Aging
  • AppFinder - Adding Apps for Successful Aging

Updates & Upcoming TFL TechSAge Events

2014

  1. June 1-6: IDEAs - TFL EVENT - Presented & Exhibited (703 participants)
  2. June 10-14: RESNA - Pre-Instructional Course (All Day) - CP & Martha (38 participants)
  3. July : AT Act Directors Meeting - Presented - CP (87 National participants)
  4. July 21-22: Arizona AT Conference - Keynote - CP (453 participants)
  5. Aug 13-15: DAS Systems Integration Conference - AT Lab & 3 sessions - Liz & CP - (89 participants)
  6. September 3-5: Georgia Rehabilitation Association Annual Training Conference - (2 Sessions & Exhibit) CP, Liz, Ben J., Martha, Joy (48 participants)
  7. Sept. 10: LeadingAge - CP & Liz (2 Session & Exhibit)(51 participants)
  8. Sept. 19-21: GOTA - Augusta, GA (42 participants)
  9. October 8-10: Georgia Vision Educators (GVEST) Statewide Training - Martha (35 participants)
  10. October 20-23: MedTrade - Atlanta - TFL Team
  11. October 29: Webinar - Lighting the Path: A Guided Discussion on AT for Dementia (38 participants)
  12. Nov. 6: Keynote address: Technology Innovations Empowering Independence and Health: Active Research to On the Market (128 participants)
  13. Nov. 12: Georgia State University Guest Lecture for Rehabilitation Counseling Students (31 participants)
  14. Dec. 5: GATE (k-12 Education) - TFL EVENT (396 participants)
  15. Dec. 18: Visiting Nurse Health System, Long-Term Care Staff and Directors Annual Meeting (205 participants)

2015

  1. January 27-31: ATIA - Orlando - Successful Aging with Assistive Technology Solutions (31 participants)
  2. Feb. 9: Guest Lecture for Michigan State University, Social and Environmental Aspects of Disability Masters Class (12 participants)
  3. Feb. 18-21: Chicago - International Learning Disabilities Association Conference - (AT Lab & Presentations)
  4. Feb. 24: Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology Conference, Tracking Trends and Transferring Knowledge (24 participants)
  5. Feb. 26-28: International Seating Symposium - Nashville
  6. March 2-7: CSUN - San Diego Here is Hope: Mental Health and AT (44 participants)
  7. March 30: Georgia State University Guest Lecture for Gerontology (39 participants)
  8. April 27-29: 2015 National ADA Symposium
  9. June 1-5: IDEAS
  10. June 1-3: m-Enabling
  11. June 7-11: AT Act Directors Meeting
  12. June 10-13: Society for Disability Studies Conference & ADA Celebration in Atlanta
  13. June 17-19: Division of Aging Services Systems Integrations Conference - Atlanta
  14. October 11-14: Division of Aging Services SE4A - Savannah

Task 5: Host Archived Webinars & Trainings