She holds the Assistive Technology Professional
credentials and has received a postprofessional master of science in occupational therapy.
The therapists will be certified according to the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, the internationally recognised certifying body for assistive technology professionals
. Dr Lisa Thornton, division chief of Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Sidra Medicine, added: "We are committed to providing not only the clinical and rehabilitation services and in this instance the assistive technologies that will help the children assimilate, go about their daily tasks and achieve their fullest potential.
MADA Center on Tuesday launched the Arabic version of Assistive Technology Professionals
(ATP) test from Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), which is a first of its kind global initiative by the centre.
Three experienced certified assistive technology professionals
and a rehabilitation technology supplier will transition onto the NSM service team at this location.
Working with assistive technology professionals
(ATPs) and rehab specialists to evaluate injured workers and their home and work environments is the first step in helping to determine the best treatment approach for an individual's needs.
For that reason, she strongly advises people to check their plans before purchasing any durable medical equipment, or consulting with assistive technology professionals
. She adds, "If cost is a barrier, consider asking local, nonprofit medical equipment organizations, as well as the National MS Society, for assistance." Some community resources have "closets" of gently used mobility devices, which they can provide at little or no cost, she says.
Our specially trained and dedicated team, includes certified fitters, manufacture trained technicians and assistive technology professionals
They represent advocacy groups (such as state and local education officials), technical experts (assistive technology professionals
, textbook administrators, software developers, standards organizations and data conversion experts), and feasibility experts (national standards agencies, curriculum publishers, technology researchers and ex-officio members from the Department of Education).
Many rehabilitation and assistive technology professionals
' involved in telerehabilitation are becoming increasingly creative with available technology.