Mobility plays a critical role in everyone's life. This is especially true for children as much of their early learning begins through mobility. A student's ability to function in the educational setting, therefore, can be significantly impacted by mobility issues. Assistive technology (AT) for mobility is presented in two modules. This first introductory module starts with basic foundational concepts related to mobility and the use of AT for mobility and continues with the first three sections of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide, which includes Student Abilities/Difficulties, Environmental Considerations, and Tasks. The second module in this series, Mobility - WATI - Part II, will address the remaining sections of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide: Solution Generation, Solution Selection, and Implementation.
Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours
- What's Included
- 34 pages
- Optional $20 certficate
- Describe the rationale for AT for mobility.
- Describe the multiple variables issues/barriers that affect mobility.
- Describe typical motor development as it relates to mobility.
- Describe how AT for mobility may have different purposes and requirements depending on the task or outcome.
- Describe how assessment of mobility is an ongoing process that will change as the student grows and the tasks and environments change.
- Complete the Student, Environment, and Tasks components of the WATI AT Decision-Making Guide for Mobility to address a student's need for mobility technology tools.
Modules on this site are always free. If you would like proof of completion, you can purchase a certificate when you have successfully completed this module. The certificate will provide contact hours for this module.
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