Every Day Technology Interventions for People with Serious Mental Illness
Recorded: April 19, 2017 – People with serious mental illness often experience difficulties comprehending, processing new information and acting appropriately. Common issue include difficulty with attention, concentration, memory, and the ability to plan activities.
In this webinar, we Identify common psychosocial motor, cognitive, contextual, and environmental barriers which may interfere with the use of Assistive Technology (AT) and everyday technology (EDT) among individuals with SMI.
Participants will learn about:
- Different types of AT and EDT that can be useful to meet implicit and explicit occupation-based needs of individuals with SMI.
- Effective strategies to increase the likelihood of good fit between the individual and technology resulting successful integration with occupations, habits, and routines.
Lynn Gitlow is Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College in New York. An occupational therapist for over 20 years practicing in the areas of mental health, geriatrics and assistive technology, Lynn has also been an occupational therapy educator for almost 20 years in both occupational therapy assistant and occupational therapy programs.
- Use this link to view the archived webinar presentation – Requires Flash
- Use this link to download Speakers Notes – **
- The following are references from the presentation:
- What is serious mental illness – NIH
- Executive Function – Understood.org
- Introduction to Usability – nngroup.com
- EveryDay Technologies – PewInternet.org
- AT Abandonment/Discontinuance – UWM.edu
- Matching Person and Technology (MPT) Assessment Process
- Apps Feature Matching Worksheet – Scope Australia
- SETT Framework – Joy Zabala
- AOTA App List –
- Psychiatry Advisor
- Executive Functioning App Matrix (CTD) from Diana Petschauer – Google doc
- Maine CITE – Apps as AT
- Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps – NPR.org (audio and transcript of All Things Considered – June 2013)
** These Speaker Notes are from the presenter’s PowerPoint slides which are not fully accessible. If you need a full accessible version, please contact Maine CITE.