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CR-LDR-18: Managing and Supporting Mental Health and Behaviour through Assistive Technology

Mental health is a major cause of lost productivity in the workplace Students in schools, colleges and universities are reporting mental health needs at an alarming rate. Everyday technologies increasing offer functionality that can help organisations across the world are turning to technology to support people with mental health needs and being proactive to reduce the likelihood of new needs emerging. Mental health impacts our well-being in daily life. Estimates suggest that in the US mental health costs companies $1 Trillion a year. The impact of technology on mental health has often been cited as negative with social media often contributing to low self-esteem. This workshop addresses such issues and explores how technology can be used positively to support and assist. You will learn about tools designed to reduce stress and anxiety, and functionality built into devices that are proving to be valuable in real lives.

Learning Objectives

  • First Learning Objective: Describe the value of three technologies in the self management of mental health and behaviour
  • Second Learning Objective: Identify three innovative technologies that are being implemented to support mental health needs
  • Third Learning Objective: Implement one or more relevant technologies that promote team and peer support to those with mental health needs

Target Audience

ADA Coordinator; Administrators; AT Specialists; Caregivers; Communication Specialist; Consumers/Individuals with Disabilities; Consultants/Trainers; Disability Services; Educators; Faculty/Instructors - Higher Education; Family Members; Government/Non-Profit Agencies; Occupational Therapists; Rehab Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; Special Education Educators; Teachers of the Visually Impaired; Transition Coordinator; Vocational Rehabilitation

Experience Level

Content Area
Professional Area

ATIA 2020 Conference Recording
This course was given at the ATIA 2020 Conference on Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 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 also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
For: 0.1 CEU Units.

David Banes
David Banes Access and Inclusion Services
David Banes is Director of his company David Banes Access and Inclusion Services. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for developing services to ensure that people with a disability are digitally included, and in shaping the broad policy framework required to ensure and sustain this.
As a Consultant addressing all aspects of access and inclusion through disability, he is currently working a range of issues the Middle East, Africa and Europe and has a special interest in how access will be ensured as technology and our understanding of disability shifts.
Much of his work is designed to build capacity in emerging access ecosystems, supporting an end to end approach from awareness to policy, and from production of assistive technologies to approaches to training and development.
David seeks to support the emerging access ecosystem in different regions promoting cooperation between states and supports the development of assistive technology solutions and digital content that meet the needs of any user. Recent work has focused on the development of a framework for responding to disruptive innovation in the AT Industry, identify solutions to meeting the needs of refugees with a disability, consulting on the creation of a business case for public investment in assistive technology and supporting innovation and research to bring products and services to market.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Salary from employment by my company David Banes Access and Inclusion Services
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No