Have you thought about what AT has to offer students with mental health considerations?

Bios & Handouts

Scheduled at 11:15am in WB III on Wednesday, November 15.

#9120

Speaker(s)

  • Shannon Lavey, MS, OTR/L, Colorado State University
  • Anna Walker, MOT, OTR/L, Colorado State University

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

This presentation will provide information about the assistive and mainstream technology available to help support students with mental health considerations.

Abstract

Staff at the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) at Colorado State University have observed an increase in the number of students with mental health considerations seeking support through assistive technology services. Examples of mental health considerations include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, OCD, and more. The presentation will share the various types of assistive and mainstream technology, as well as approaches, that have been seen to support these students. Case studies of actual students will also be presented. Finally, ATRC staff will briefly share and discuss their research findings on students with mental health concerns and assistive technology.

Keypoints

  1. Learn about the technology options that can support students with mental health concerns.
  2. Learn about the service approaches that can support students with mental health concerns.
  3. Learn about ATRC staff's research findings on students with mental health concerns and technology.

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Other

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Other, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Shannon Lavey

Shannon Lavey received her M.S degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University (CSU) and now works as the Service Provider and Coordinator at the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) at CSU. The mission of the ATRC is to ensure equal access to technology and electronic information for CSU students and employees with disabilities. Shannon provides direct services to students and employees and is committed to continued research, education, and outreach of assistive technology.

Anna Walker

Handout(s)