Assistive Technologies: Principles And Practice

Hardcover | December 18, 2014

byAlbert M. Cook, Janice Miller PolgarEditorAlbert M. Cook

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It's here: the latest edition of the one text you need to master assistive strategies, make confident clinical decisions, and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model,Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition provides detailed coverage of the broad range of devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology, and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. Updated and expanded, this new edition features coverage of new ethical issues, more explicit applications of the HAAT model, and a variety of global issues highlighting technology applications and service delivery in developing countries.

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It's here: the latest edition of the one text you need to master assistive strategies, make confident clinical decisions, and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model,Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition provides detailed coverag...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 18, 2014Publisher:Elsevier CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:032309631X

ISBN - 13:9780323096317

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction and Framework
1. Introduction and Overview
2. Framework for Assistive Technologies
3. Disabled Human User of Assistive Technologies
Part 2: Service Delivery in Assistive Technologies
4. Delivering Assistive Technology Services to the Consumer
5. Funding Assistive Technology Services and Systems
Part 3: The Activities: General Purpose Assistive Technologies
6. Seating Systems as Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies
7. Human/Assistive Technology Interface
8. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments
9. Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairments
Part 4: The Activities: Performance Areas
10. Assistive Technologies for Cognitive Augmentation
11. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems
12. Technologies That Enable Mobility
13. Technologies That Aid Transportation
14. Technologies That Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment
Part 5: Contexts for Assistive Technology Applications
15. Assistive Technologies in the Context of the Classroom
16. Assistive Technologies in the Context of Work
Glossary
Resources
Index