Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology UNH Program of Study in Disability

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Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology
UNH Program of Study in Disability
About the Program
The Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology is designed for for individuals
who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher, to provide assistive technology
services for individuals with disabilities, at home, school, work or play; to work
collaboratively with a team implementing recommended assistive technology
solutions and to become leaders in Assistive Technology.
The certificate, a 15-credit program, is designed to provide practical, hands-on
training in the application of assistive technology for individuals of all ages, who
experience physical, sensory, and/or cognitive impairments that affect participation at
home, school, or work.
Coursework includes basic principles of assessment, selection, fabrication, and
training in the use of assistive technology. Graduates of the program are prepared
to provide a wide variety of assistive technology services including: conducting
evaluations and consultations; designing, fabricating, modifying, customizing, and
maintaining devices; and assistive technology service coordination. Graduates of the
program are also prepared to work in collaborative teams and to become leaders in
the application of assistive technology.
This certificate program is appropriate for individuals pursuing or engaged in the
following careers: occupational, physical, speech, or recreation therapy; rehabilitation
counseling; engineering; education; special education; or nursing. Weekend format
accommodates those who are employed full-time.
Coursework
The 15 credit hours curriculum will consist of three four credit required courses plus
one three credit elective. These courses are taught by regular faculty and have been
offered for the last seven years. The following courses are required of all students:
• OT 822: Assistive Technology
• OT 826: Assistive Technology and Sensory, Communicative, and Cognitive
Disabilities
One of:
• OT 824: Assistive Technology and Physical Disabilities -OR• COMM 914 02 - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
One of:
• EDUC 820: Introduction to Computer Applications for Education
Institute on Disability/UCED
Apply Online at:
chhs.unh.edu/how-apply
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101 | Durham, NH 03824
603.862.4320 | Relay: 711 | Fax: 603.862.0555
[email protected] | iod.unh.edu
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EDUC 850: Introduction to Exceptionality
EDUC 851C: Educating Exceptional Learners: Related Services
EDUC 860: Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs
EDUC 851A: Educating Exceptional Learners: Elementary
EDUC 851B: Educating Exceptional Learners: Secondary
EDUC 852: Contemporary Issues in Learning Disabilities
EDUC 853: Contemporary Issues in Behavioral Disabilities
EDUC 854: Contemporary Issues of Developmental Disabilities
OT 841: Human Occupation
OT 851: Mind Body Systems/Neurologically-based Function and Dysfunction
OT 852: Human Movement and Environmental Effects on Everyday Occupations
OT 895: Readings and Research in Occupational Therapy
OT 897: Graduate Project
RMP 800: Concepts of Recreation and Leisure
SW 801: Women and Aging
SOC 860: Aging and Late Life Family
SW 812: Social Work and Developmental Disabilities
SW 992: Special Projects and Independent Study
COMM 895: Special Topics
* With the exception of COMM 914, all assistive technology courses will be offered on weekends to
accommodate the needs of a diverse audience, many of whom work full time and could not otherwise take these
courses. In addition, at least 25% of the content is provided off campus in order to take advantage of hands on
assistive technology learning opportunities in the community.
Contact Information
Therese Willkomm, Ph.D. ATP
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services
Hewitt Hall
Durham, NH 03824
603.862.1056
[email protected]
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