Technology SIS

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

-Arthur C. Clarke


Welcome to the NCOTA Technology SIS page!  It is indeed a magical moment when a client is able to achieve or excel in an area that they previously struggled with.  What better way to support a client’s independence and engagement than through the use of technology?  Whether it is low tech or high tech, the incorporation of technology into our practice enables us to provide the support our clients need to reach their goals.  We are excited to share in the latest and greatest in Technology with you, our fellow North Carolina Occupational Therapy Practitioners!




Chair: Megan Edwards-Collins, Ph.D, OTR/L, CAPS, CFPS

*Email: [email protected]                     

*OT Education: Western Michigan University (BS in OT) and Wayne State University (MS in OT)

*Current Setting/Title: Academia: Associate Professor- Winston-Salem State University 

Previous Experience: Inpatient  Rehab and/or Acute Care in Michigan, Colorado, and NC

*Clinical/Professional Interests:  Assistive Technology, Community Mobility/Driving, Falls Prevention

*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: Wife, Daughter, Aunt, Occupational Therapist, Educator, Movie Buff, Avid Reader, Technology Coordinator for AOTA’s Academic Education Special Interest Section

*Additional Information: Member of NCOTA, AOTA, and WFOT; Have received teaching awards and NCOTA awards 


Chair:  Alyssa Horan, OTR/L

*Email: [email protected]

*OT Education: Chatham University (MSOT)

*Current Setting/Title:  Inpatient Rehabilitation (Neurological Disorders)

*Previous/Current Experience: Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient Pediatrics

*Clinical/Professional Interests: Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation, Adaptive Technology/Equipment, Caregiver Education

*Meaningful Roles and Occupations: spending time with friends and family, hiking, camping, reading, binging The Office

*Additional Information (Professional Memberships, Awards, Honors, Activities, etc.): NCOTA and AOTA Member


Past Presentations:

2019 NCOTA Fall Conference SIS Breakout Session: Technology in UE Neuromuscular
& Neurological Intervention: A Deep Dive into the Myomo: MyoPro



Stay tuned for a virtual event hosted early Summer.  The AT/AE Design Competition will be back again in 2021 at NCOTA Fall Conference, details to come mid-late summer.


Web Resources:

NCDHHS: North Carolina Assistive Technology Program

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Apps for Occupational Therapy - AOTA

Assistive Technology Industry Association