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Assistive technology assessment handbook

Author: Stefano Federici; Marcia J Scherer
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2012.
Series: Rehabilitation science in practice series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Assistive technology plays a key and fundamental role in facilitating the social integration of people with physical, sensory, communication, and cognitive disabilities. This book presents the scientific power of matching assistive technology along with assessment tools that are essential in a center for technical aid. It describes the skills and functioning of the multidisciplinary team by providing a detailed  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefano Federici; Marcia J Scherer
ISBN: 9781439838655 1439838658
OCLC Number: 772582492
Description: xxii, 446 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: I. The assistive technology assessment model and basic definitions : 1. Assessing individual functioning and disability --
2. Measuring individual functioning --
3. Measuring the assistive technology match --
4. The assessment of the environments of AT use : accessibility, sustainability, and universal design --
5. Measuring the impact of AT on family caregivers --
II. Assessment professionals : working on the multidisciplinary team : 6. The cognitive therapist --
7. The special educator --
8. The psychologist --
9. The psychotechnologist : a new profession in the assistive technology assessment --
10. The Optometrist --
11. The occupational therapist : enabling activities and participation using assistive technology --
12. Pediatric specialists in assistive solutions --
13. The geriatrician --
14. Role of speech-language pathologists in assitive technology assessments --
III. Assistive technology devices and services : 15. Systemic user experience --
16. Web solutions for rehabilitation and daily life --
17. Brain-computer interfaces : the new landscape in assistive technology --
18. New rehabilitation opportunities for persons with multiple disabilities through the use of microswitch technology --
19. Methods and technologies for leisure, recreation, and an accessible sport.
Series Title: Rehabilitation science in practice series.
Responsibility: edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer.

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"Assistive technology plays a key and fundamental role in facilitating the social integration of people with physical, sensory, communication, and cognitive disabilities. This book presents the scientific power of matching assistive technology along with assessment tools that are essential in a center for technical aid. It describes the skills and functioning of the multidisciplinary team by providing a detailed account of the professional profiles and their mutual interaction. The authors identify the need for professionals of psychotechnology and assessment and review the most recent technological products, including the brain computer interface and the microswitch"--Provided by publisher.

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