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Essentials of assistive technologies / Albert M. Cook, Jan Miller Polgar.

Cook, Albert M., 1943- (Author). Polgar, Jan Miller. (Added Author).
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Location: IAHS STACKS RM950 .C65 2012
Barcode: 30731101100596
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9780323075367 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0323075363 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 343 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier, c2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introducton and overview -- A framework for assistive technologies -- Delivering assistive technology services to the consumer -- Seating systems as enablers of function -- Making the connection : user inputs for assistive technologies -- Control interfaces for assistive technologies -- Computer access : augmenting the keyboard and mouse -- Sensory aids for persons with visual impairments -- Sensory aids for persons with auditory impairments -- Assistive technologies to aid cognitive function -- Augmentative and alternative communication -- Technologies that enable mobility -- Technologies for transportation and driving -- Technologies that aid manipulation and control of the environment.
Summary, etc.:
Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with this new essentials text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by Dr. Cook, the book provides the most important coverage of the devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. Case studies, illustrations of assistive devices, review questions, and well-developed learning objectives help you focus on the most important areas of assistive technology application. UNIQUE! OTA focus provides you with the specific information occupational therapy assistants need to know to implement and utilize assistive technologies. Content derived from market leader gives you similar chapters and organization to the Principles text, but has more of a focus on the practical skills and knowledge needed for the implementation of AT.
Subject: Rehabilitation technology.
Self-help devices for people with disabilities.
Self-Help Devices.
Disabled Persons > rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation > methods.