Tablet devices: supporting practitioners to conduct informed conversations

Authors:
WECHTER Emily, MCDONELL Kate, VERDONCK Michele
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(5), 2017, pp.327-331.
Publisher:
Sage

Statement of context: The ubiquitous nature of tablet devices and their related applications known as apps has led to their use as assistive technologies in a range of settings, including intellectual disability. Using tablet technology for this purpose requires collaboration to foster informed choices for users. Critical reflection on practice: Two initiatives are described, aimed at building knowledge and confidence of practitioners to enable informed conversations with people who plan to use tablet devices. Outcomes of these training workshops and a fact sheet are presented. Implications for practice: Findings from 99 attendees indicated that training and resources were beneficial to practitioners to increase knowledge and confidence. However, ongoing support is required to ensure confidence and collaboration. (Publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
digital technology, computer apps, communication, occupational therapists, training;
Content type:
practice example
Location(s):
Australia
Link:
Journal home page
ISSN online:
1477-6006
ISSN print:
0308-0226

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