The Technology Special Interest Section (TSIS) provides a vital link between old and new—the traditional concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and the increasing impact of technology in our lives and on society. Because technology usage crosses all ages, settings, functional abilities, and occupations, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students must be able to integrate technology into all aspects of functional performance. The TSIS was created by AOTA in 1991.
The TSIS provides a forum for learning about technologies specific to individuals with disabilities—seating, positioning and mobility, reasonable accommodations, augmentative communications, and adaptive computer access, as well as for exploring technologies for program administration and client evaluation and treatment.
The TSIS focuses on the role of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in technology service delivery and provides the latest information on interdisciplinary technology competency, specialty certification in technology applications, and training opportunities via its Quarterly newsletter and the TSIS forum.
TSIS Standing Committee (Term of Office, 2013-2016)
Jana Cason, DHS, OTR/L; Chairperson
Andrew Persch, MS, OTR/L; Professional Development Coordinator (Education/Research)
Sandy Hanebrink, OTR/L; Professional Development Coordinator (Forums)
William E. Janes, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L; Quarterly Editor
Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly Newsletter
Technology SIS Discussion Forum (open to all AOTA members)
Telerehabilitation Forum (open to all AOTA members)
To join TSIS, contact AOTA Membership at 301-652-2682, ext. 2769 or toll-free at 1-800-SAY-AOTA (1-800-729-2682).