Thearticle posted by Stephanie address the impact of rheumatoidarthritis on the occupational performance of the affected persons. Iagree with Stephanie on the fact that rheumatoid arthritis reducesthe performance of patients by inflicting them with pain anddeforming their joints. This reduces their mobility as well as theability to grasp different equipments that they need to workefficiently (Chaudhari, 2008). Stephanie also suggests thatoccupational therapists may help patients enhance their productivityat work, but services of occupational therapists should come afterproper medication. This is the right procedure because medicationreduces pain and deformities that affect the joints whileoccupational therapists guide patients in the process of returning totheir initial level of productivity (Kessler, Maclean, Petukhova,Short & Stang, 2008). I also agree with Stephanie on the factthat occupational therapists play a critical role of helpingrheumatoid arthritis patients regain the skills that they lost aftergetting sick.
Chaudhari,P. (2008). The impact of rheumatoid arthritis and biologics onemployers and payers. BiotechnologyHealth,5 (2), 37-44. Retrieved May 5, 2016, fromhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2706169/
Kessler,R., Maclean, J., Petukhova, M., Short, L. & Stang, P. (2008). Theeffects of rheumatoid arthritis. On labor force participation, workperformance, and health care costs in two workplace samples. Journalof Occupational and Environmental Medicine,50 (1), 88-98. Retrieved May 5, 2016, fromhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18188086#
Thearticle posted by Yumel address the issue of assistive technology inhelping people with different types of disabilities. I agree withYumel on the fact that the main purpose of using assistive technologyis to enhance the ability of people with disabilities to function andcompete with people without disabilities (Mittler, 2007). Thistechnology is critical and it can be used in the education sector toensure that no student is left behind. People suffering fromdifferent types of disabilities with as twice harder to get the sameoutput as the normal people, but assistive technology reduces theamount of effort that they need in order to work effectively. I alsoagree with Yumel that some people may require multiple assistivedevices. This is because some people suffer from more than one typeof disabilities, which calls for the use of several assistive devicesto enhance their functional capacity (Mittler, 2007).
Mittler,J. (2007). Assistivetechnology and IDIEA.Arlington, VA: Technology and Media Division. Retrieved May 5, 2016,from http://tamcec.org/pdf/AssistiveTech%20and%20IDEA%20Regs.pdf