Course: Occupational therapy and the use of communication technology

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Course title Occupational therapy and the use of communication technology
Course code KFE/EVK
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Blahovcová Olga, Mgr.
Course content
1st Introduction to problems of communication technologies. 2nd The use of ICT in occupational therapy. 3rd Principles of selection aids and the possibility of obtaining. 4th Tools for communication for people with hearing loss. 5th Tools for communication for people with visual impairments. 6th Tools for communication with the affected speech capabilities. 7th Tools for communication for people with physical disabilities. 8th The use of PC in therapy. 9th Practical skills on the PC. 10th Excursions in Tyfloservis. 11th Excursions in School for the Hearing Impaired

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendance on a field trip (number of real hours - maximum 8h/day) - 4 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 11 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
After completing the course students are able to describe the basic philosophy of occupational therapy theory , apply occupational therapy approaches into clinical practice.
learning outcomes
After completing of this course student can describe the theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of communication technology of occupational therapy in different types of disability, can recommend appropriate communication technologies and apply communication technologies in practice.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Skills demonstration during practicum
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Bubeníčková, Hana; Karásek, Petr; Pavlíček, Radek. Kompenzační pomůcky pro uživatele se zrakovým postižením. 1. vyd. Brno : TyfloCentrum Brno, 2012. ISBN 978-80-260-1538-3.
  • Novák, Jaroslav. Využití výpočetní techniky pro zdravotně postižené. Brno : Paido, 1997. ISBN 80-85931-44-3.
  • RADOMSKY, Mary Vining. Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction. the Point, 2008. ISBN 07-817-6312-6.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Occupational Therapy (2014) Health service 2 Summer