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Course Guide for Teaching a Graduate Course in Assistive Technology Outcomes


Thank you for visiting this component of the ATOMS web site! Here you will find descriptions of the approach and materials used to teach a 3-credit, graduate-level course in AT Outcomes Measurement at the University at Buffalo. I taught the course for 6 years to small cohorts of students who were pursuing MS or doctoral degrees in occupational therapy, rehabilitation science, engineering, and education.

My instructional style was very interactive, thus there were few "lectures" presented didactically. Rather, I encouraged students to come to class with questions about the readings, especially those that might apply to their own research. In many cases, I provided discussion questions to guide their exploration of each article. Although the AT outcomes literature has experienced substantial growth over the past decade, these areas of inquiry remain relevant and vital.

The course has been on hiatus for the past few years, but we do have plans to offer it on a regular basis beginning in the next year or two, hopefully using a distance learning format. In the meantime, I encourage you to explore the syllabus, readings, discussion questions, and project assignments. I would be happy to hear your comments or questions on these or related topics.

Best wishes,

Jim Lenker, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Science
School of Public Health & Health Professions
University at Buffalo
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