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Assistive Technology for Recreation

A short presentation on tools for recreation presented to Therapeutic Recreation program students
by

Terry Poirier

on 3 February 2014

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Transcript of Assistive Technology for Recreation

promotes self esteem

improves quality of life

increases productivity

enhances performance

increases independence
Assistive Technology for
Recreation and Leisure

Thanks!


Questions?

Why Assistive Technology?
Related Disabilities

Physical

•Cerebral Palsy

•Limited Fine Motor Control

•Mobility Impairment

•MS

•Quadriplegia

•Spinal Cord Injury
Assistive Technology
Low-tech



pencil grip

adapted books

slant board

highlighters, tape

magnifiers

color coding

picture communication

sign language

picture schedule

extra time

peer support
Mid-Tech



word processor

text to speech

spell checker

calculator

digital recorders

organizers

e-books

adapted keyboard

adapted mouse

adapted toys

CCTV
High-Tech


computer

smartphones, smartpens

PDAs

OCR software

magnification software

speech output devices

switch, joystick access

scanning access

voice recognition

environmental control devices
Assistive
Technology
can be
fun!!!
Alternative Access
Sensory

Blind

Deaf
A CONTINUUM OF CONSIDERATIONS FOR ASSISTIVE
TECHNOLOGY
Recreation and Leisure
Typical toys/puzzles/balls/utensils/instruments adapted; adjustable equipment; flexible rules; add
visual/auditory clarity

Specially designed utensils/equipment

Electronically/mechanically adapted utensils and equipment

Electronic aids (remote controls, timers, CD players, speech generating devices)

Computer-facilitated and computer-based activities

Online and virtual recreational experiences
Adapt it Spinner

Mercury/Mini Mercury

IST Switch

Randomizer
Other Tools
Resource Sites

www.rjcooper.com

www.adaptivation.com

www.flaghouse.com

http://www.livescribe.com

http://www.fctd.info/resources?on=category&tag=Recreation+and+Leisure+Aids

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=114093
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