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SIS Event - Cardboard Carpentry and 3D Printing 101: Implementing Assistive Technology into Everyday Practice
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
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SIS Event Series- Cardboard Carpentry and 3D Printing 101: Implementing Assistive Technology into Everyday Practice       

Members - FREE
Non-Members - $20

April 25, 2019
5:30 -7:30PM

Quinnipiac University- North Haven Campus- 370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT 06473. School of Health Sciences- Room MNH 395

Number of Contact Hours: 2.0


MOTS Students: Erin Bracken, MOTS; Erin Caddock, MOTS; Leah Chamberlin, MOTS; Micah Cutler, MOTS; Christina Davino, MOTS; Anna DeSimone, MOTS; Felicia Duch, MOTS; Hope Gallagher, MOTS; Taylor Hennigan, MOTS; Amanda Hildebrandt, MOTS; Taylor Hussey, MOTS; Jaye Kudreyko, MOTS; Katelyn Santos, MOTS; Emily Tarini, MOTS; and Kyleigh Wells, MOTS.

Faculty: Prof. Kimberly Hartmann, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Prof. Valerie Strange, MS, OTR/L

The MOTS students are graduate students at Quinnipiac University enrolled in a special topic elective course focusing on cardboard carpentry and 3D printing. All students have previous knowledge of the listed topics from an Assistive Technology course run by Professor Kim Hartmann. Several students have additional experience implementing cardboard carpentry practices in Guatemala and Nicaragua on O.P.T.I.O.N. (Occupational and Physical Therapy In Other Nations) Service Learning Trips and throughout fieldwork placements. Throughout this course, students have collaborated with Professor Karen Majeski, OTD, OTR/L; other faculty members; and students of the Cheshire Quinnipiac Collaborative Program to construct a variety of projects. Projects have included cardboard carpentry wedges, slant boards, perch chairs, stairs, a tray system for a kaye walker, as well as a variety of 3D printed items.

Professor Valerie Strange & Kimberly Hartmann have guided these students in their learning throughout this course. Professor Valerie Strange completed course work at Adaptive Designs in New York City, gaining advanced knowledge in cardboard carpentry.

Learning Objectives Attendees Should Achieve:

  1. Attendees will demonstrate an understanding of the basics of cardboard carpentry design and 3D printing techniques.
  2. Attendees will apply the basic principles of cardboard carpentry to create a small project.
  3. Attendees will identify and discuss the pros and cons of cardboard carpentry and 3D printing

Summary of Event: 

This event will begin with a discussion regarding the history, implications, safety, and basics of cardboard carpentry and 3D printing as an assistive technology option across practice settings. The discussion will include the documented effectiveness of cardboard carpentry and 3D printing demonstrated throughout literature, the cost-effectiveness and reimbursement process, and the role of the OT practitioner in the interprofessional assistive technology process (direct, indirect, consultative role). MOTS students will present case studies (1-2) from the Cheshire Quinnipiac Collaborative Program including the student’s needs and background, the clinical reasoning process, the construction process, and the end result. The event will include a cardboard carpentry workshop for participants to gain hands-on experience in the cardboard carpentry process. Due to time constraints, participants will be able to view a current 3D print currently in process and view finished projects. The event will conclude with a question and answer session to clarify the principles of assistive technology.

4/25/19 -SIS Event Series- Cardboard Carpentry and 3D Printing 101: Implementing Assistive Technology into Everyday Practice