“Use It or Lose It: Upcycling AT”, Part Two

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Source: “Use It or Lose It: Upcycling AT”, Part Two

In the first part of this blog post, “Use It or Lose It: Upcycling AT,” we defined the concept of upcycling with assistive technology and the similarities and differences among the AT recycling choices. The practice of upcycling of AT refers to a more localized method of reuse of AT equipment on a smaller level in a school, hospital, community, or rehab setting. Upcycling AT is environmentally and fiscally sound and encourages collaborative use of older and newer technologies. Now we will explore some ways to upcycle AT in your setting …

Author: Molly Shannon, MS, OTR/L, ATP

I’ve been an OT for almost 36 years and have specialized in AT for 33 of these years. Primarily have worked in the public schools, but have also worked at a state Tech Act program, coordinated 5 counties of AT for Easter Seals, and taught OTA students General OT courses and an AT course for Master’s OT students.

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