Do you want to move away from recipe based approaches to assessment for Assistive Technology and Telecare towards a consideration of a person centred and evidence based process of assessment
Course Leader: Stephen Wey
Length of course: On day study day
Level and Credit: Study Day
(NB It is possible to gain credits (up to 30 credits at Level 3) towards further study by taking the Post Registration Practice Module alongside any study day.
This study day will explore in depth challenges in person centred assessment in relation to matching appropriate technological solutions to the person including consideration of ergonomic, environmental and design factors and the fit between person, technology, occupation and environment.
The day will explore a number of models and approaches for guiding assessment and practice in matching technology to the person and in particular where there are challenging issues such as cognitive impairment or capacity issues.
The aim is to move away from recipe based approaches to assessment for Assistive Technology and Telecare towards a consideration of a person centred and evidence based process of assessment
Who should attend?
People working in an area where assessment for assistive technology and/or telecare is carried out.
The day is primarily aimed at Occupational Therapists or people in the role of assessing service users for telecare.
How will it benefit my work?
You will learn about assessment for a variety of assistive technology and telecare using a flexible person-centred approach and the professional reasoning that informs assessment.
This day is about thinking outside the box not just using a recipe for assessments.
What will I learn?
· To critically engage with a variety of assessment approaches and practice frameworks.
· To identify criteria for matching the most appropriate solution to the person within the context of an enabling approach.
· To evaluate current best practice in assessment for assistive technology and telecare.
· To share and reflect upon narratives from personal practice utilising case study examples.
Course leader biographies:
Stephen Wey is Senior Lecturer, York St John University is known nationally and internationally for his knowledge and expertise in dementia care and the person centred use of technology as a way to support independent living.
Stephen runs our telecare courses. He offers consultancy to other organisations that wish to promote best practice in using technology within dementia care services.
Stephen has a long history of involvement with the development of rehabilitative and enabling services for older people, particularly specialist services for people with dementia, and falls and telecare services.
If you are interested in ‘Assistive Technology and Telecare’ you might also want to look at:
Using Assistive Technology and Telecare in Falls Management
11 July 2012 run by Stephen Wey
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us:
www.yorksj.ac.uk/hlscpd | email firstname.lastname@example.org | 01904 876431
When & Where
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences CPD
This invitation comes from the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at York St John University.