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CR-SAT-10: Successful Aging: Maintaining Independence with New and Emerging Technology

New and emerging technologies will play a vital role in assisting the aging population. These technologies can enhance independence in many areas of daily life and reduce the burden on family members and caregivers. This session will explore how new and emerging technologies can reduce functional barriers as we age.

Learning Objectives

  • First Learning Objective: identify at least 3 new technologies to assist with activities of daily living.
  • Second Learning Objective: identify 3 new technologies that can assist with sensory loss.
  • Third Learning Objective: identify at least 3 emerging technologies that can assist with aging in place.
State Assistive Technology Programs

Target Audience
Caregivers; Consumers/Individuals with Disabilities; Disability Services; Educators; Family Members; Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; Rehab Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; Visual Impairment Specialists; Vocational Rehabilitation

Experience Level

Content Area
Professional Area

ATIA 2020 Conference Recording
This course was given at the ATIA 2020 Conference on Friday, January 31, 2020 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: 4/1/2020
Type: ASHA
Number of ASHA CEU Hours: 1.0 Number of ASHA CEUs: 0.1

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

This course is offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
For: 0.1 CEU Units.

Maria Kelley
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
Maria Kelley, OTR/L, ATP received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State University and her ATP certification from RESNA. She is a Senior Assistive Technology Specialist with the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program. She has presented at national and international conferences on various assistive technology topics. Ms. Kelley has extensive experience conducting assistive technology evaluations, worksite and home modifications. She works with Vocational Rehabilitation, Worker’s Compensation, aging agencies and school districts in Washington State. Her interests include computer access, home accessibility, ergonomics, aging and emerging technology.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
salary from employment
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No