Assistive Technology Training: Basic Strategies to Maximize Success

Program Description

Small CCTV used by person with low visionRecorded: June 21, 2018 – Once a client receives a Assistive Technology (AT) device, we often get asked the question – Now What?!

This webinar focuses on basic principles and recommendations for training to maximize client success with the use of AT devices. The principles and recommendations explored can be applied across a variety of client devices, populations and environments.

Webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Identify six  key strategies for Assistive Technology training.
  2. Identify at least one specific tool/ recommendation that can be implemented with clients related to a specific A.T. device in current practice.
  3. Identify at least one funding resource for Assistive Technology training.

Target Audience

OT, SLP, Nurses, Case managers/ Care Coordinators, Rehab techs/ aides, Residential staff/ facilities, Caregivers & family, clients.


Christine Martin, MS, OTR/L, CBIS – is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist that has been working in the brain injury field for 10 years. Christine has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and community based care.

Christine currently works for the Maine Center for Integrated Rehab as a Care Coordinator within the Maine Care Brain Injury Waiver and completes AT assessments and trainings as well. She has presented at several conferences and webinars in the areas of brain injury recovery and rehabilitation and Assistive Technology.


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rev: 9/19/2019 – updated 2/12/2020