AT in Higher Education – Let’s Get Creative!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT16-WEB32-AR
Webinar Fee: $39

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Do you teach others about AT in higher education or as professional development? Looking for new ideas and teaching strategies to enhance learning about AT? Training the next generation of AT professionals is imperative, and creating ways to stimulate pre-professional excitement and lifelong learning about AT is critical at the undergraduate and graduate level. Topics covered will include overview of learning outcomes, review of an array of assignments to engage students, and sharing of resources used to enhance overall learning.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify two learning outcomes for educational sessions
  2. Identify two new activities to increase learning about AT
  3. Identify two new resources to use in their own teaching/training


Ann Dolloff

Temple University, Dept. of Rehabilitation Sciences
Ann Dolloff has been working with people with disabilities for more than 30 years, and working with AT before she knew it was AT! She spent eight years with Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), coordinating and implementing the educational outreach of PIAT. Upon joining the faculty of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University in 2012, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in AT for recreational and occupational therapy students. She is passionate about creating innovative and engaging learning opportunities for students (as well as borrowing those creative and engaging ideas from others!)!
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Susan Santalucia

Temple University
Susan received a B.A in Psychology and a M.S. in Occupational Therapy with a specialization in assistive technology both from Temple University. Susan has extensive experience adult and older adult practice as well as fieldwork education and supervision with over 17 years of clinical experience and 12 years of teaching in academia. Currently, her primary foci of teaching and practice are in the areas of: assistive technology, adult and older adult intervention, community program development and student fieldwork development and training.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Rochelle Mendonca

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Rehabilitation Sciences
Temple University
Rochelle Mendonca, PhD, OTR/L, is an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University. She completed her masters of science in occupational therapy and PhD in health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her interests and research revolve around evaluation of accessibility and participation for individuals with disabilities. She has worked for numerous years on evaluating accessibility of medical devices for people with disabilities and has served on the United States Access Board Committee to develop standards for medical device accessibility.

Dr. Mendonca also works extensively measuring the outcomes of assistive technology (including robotics technology) to establish the impact of assistive technology on the lives of people with disabilities. An additional area of research focus for Dr. Mendonca is the impact of activity based on interventions on the quality of life and participation of women diagnosed with cancer. She has been funded both federally and through foundations to conduct her research.
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Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No


Leadership - including Policy, Implementation, and Professional Development

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Higher Ed Personnel

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