Fundamentals of Assistive Technology

Course Code:

SDIS241

Course Category:

Disability

Duration (hours):

8.00


Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 649.00 $ 694.43
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 64.90 $ 69.44

Overview:

This course provides a fundamental understanding of how Assistive Technology (AT) helps persons with disabilities to be more independent in their daily activities. Learners will be introduced to the SETT framework as well as the different categories of AT such as Computer Access and Accessibility, Environmental Aids to Daily Living, Powered Mobility and Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Learners will also have the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiential learning to explore the AT devices, as well as to discuss real-life case studies, in small group discussions.

Target Participants:

Target audience includes therapists, caregivers, special education teachers, teacher-aides, and other professionals working with people with disabilities.
The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
• Some basic understanding on how to use a computer and tablet
• 3 GCE ‘N’ level passes
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. Describe the key principles of Assistive Technology
2. Describe the components of the SETT Framework
3. Explain the different categories of Assistive Technology and its use in promoting independence in persons with disabilities

Remarks:

Learners who meet the attendance criteria will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Venue:
This course will be conducted at:

SPD Headquarters
2 Peng Nguan Street
SPD Ability Centre
Singapore 168955

Please click here for directions. Details will be shared with successful applicants nearer the course date.

Fee Remarks:

SG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of member VWOs of NCSS via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply.

Trainer Profile:

Ms Tong Pei Yun is an Assistive Technology Specialist in the Specialised Assistive Technology Centre, (SATC), SPD. She is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), awarded by Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) since 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering, as well as a Masters in Science in Biomedical Engineering, both from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She conducts Assistive Technology assessments and trainings, device modifications and customisations. She also conducts talks, workshops and lectures to promote assistive technology. Her focus is in the areas of Computer Access and Powered mobility.

Mr Tan Chuan Hoh is the Principal Occupational Therapist at the Specialised Assistive Technology Centre (ATC), SPD. He is a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), awarded by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) since 2005. He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Professional Development (with Distinctions) in Assistive Technology Applications from the California State University, Northridge, USA.

He holds a Master of Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University at Buffalo, New York. He specializes in Assistive Technology applications for people with neurological and musculoskeletal dysfunctions with focus in the areas of computer access, powered mobility and environmental control. His role in the Specialised ATC includes conducting assessment and training, modifying and customizing assistive devices, conducting public talks and training workshops to promote assistive technology and participation in research projects.


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