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Occupational Therapist at Northeast Georgia Medical Center receives certification as assistive technology practitioner

Published on May 20, 2008
Dava HarrisNortheast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) is pleased to announce that occupational therapist Dava Harris, MBA, OTR/L, ATP, has received certification as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).

ATPs are service providers who have been trained to evaluate individuals with disabilities and provide them with proper devices that allow them to become more independent. Assistive technology includes devices such as wheelchairs, voice recognition software for computers and adapted eating utensils and self-grooming tools for people with limited hand movement.

Harris has been employed as an occupational therapist (OT) with The Rehabilitation Institute of NGMC for almost 11 years. She has worked in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and ReGain and currently works in Outpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation at Sherwood Plaza. She specializes in hand therapy.

RESNA is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary association of people who share a common interest in the use of technology to address disabilities. RESNA aims to improve the potential of people with disabilities to achieve their goals through the use of technology.

For more information on occupational therapy services at The Rehabilitation Institute of NGMC, call (770)533-8200.
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