Molly Shannon, OTR/L, ATP, shares her expertise on upcycling Assistive Technology equipment to provide students and families with inexpensive methods for increasing independence in the school and at home in her two-part series.
Use It or Lose It! Upcycling Assistive Technology (AT)
by Molly Shannon, OTR/L, ATP,
on the ATandOT Blog
In this blog post we will explore imaginative assistive technology (AT) upcycling ideas that you can employ for unused or under-utilized AT and provide fun, functional engagement for students and persons with various disabilities. In other words, we will emphasize “what’s old is new again,” sometimes with a twist. First, let’s discuss the important distinction between the terms recycling and upcycling, as well as ways in which AT recycling is promoted on a national basis through a variety of programs and initiatives.
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