Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology (1st Edition)

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9780815146018: Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology (1st Edition)
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This useful resource is designed to offer healthcare professionals specific information about the diverse area of assistive technology. It covers the variety of technology available and explains the adaptations of the technology, as well as how different devices work together. The first section provides the fundamentals of assistive technology, discussing issues such as life span considerations, environmental context, and funding and public policy. The next section delves into topics especially relevant for patient care, including computer access and alternative communication. Sections on manipulation, ambulation, and locomotion technologies are discussed next, concentrating on devices that assist with upper and lower body function. This text ends with a discussion of technologies for environments in the real world.

  • Diversity of technology areas - covers all major areas and facets of assistive technology, including how the varied technologies can be used in conjunction to improve the ease of activities of dail living for the user
  • Organization of text - by grouping assistive technology into four major areas, the book is able to easily lead the reader to both the general area and the specific information they are looking for
  • Level of presentation - makes the text useful for both allied health professionals, their support personnel, and even the consumer looking for guidance in the area of assistive technology
  • Outstanding group of authors, section editors and contributors representing the country's major programs and each area of assistive technology - provides accurate, up-to-date information for the reader.
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    About the Author:

    Don A. Olson, PhD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and Frank DeRuyter, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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