The Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology was designed to provide allied health, clinical and support personnel with specific information about the diverse area of assistive technology.
It provides clinical applications to assist the reader in solving problems and gaining options to help the individual who would benefit from these technologies become an active community member. The content of the manual provides a useful adjunct and practical focus for academic materials already available. It is organized around common groupings of technologies, and each chapter addresses specific client functions and abilities, technical options available, level of expertise, and specific goals and ideal applications of the assistive technology. Besides outlining the types of technology that are available, the guide also helps explain the adaptations of the technology and how different technological devices work together.
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.
Edited by: Don A. Olson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Medical Schools; Director, Dixon Education and Training, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and Frank DeRuyter, PhD, Director and Associate Professor, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NCBack To Top
Section I: Assistive Technology Principles Introduction Chapter 1 Matching Consumers Across the Life Span with the Most Appropriate Assistive Technologies Chapter 2: Contexts: Assistive Technology at Home, School, and Work, and in the Community Chapter 3: Human Factors and Environmental Access Chapter 4: Assistive Technology Service Delivery Chapter 5: Outcomes Chapter 6: Funding and Public Policy
Section II: Technologies for Information, Communication and Access Introduction Chapter 7: Computer Access Chapter 8: Information Technologies Chapter 9: Augmentative/Alternative Communication Chapter 10: Integrated Systems Chapter 11: Sensory Aids: Vision Chapter 12: Sensory Aids: Hearing
Section III: Technologies for Manipulation Introduction Chapter 13: Seating Intervention and Postural Control Chapter 14: Upper Limb Orthotics Chapter 15: Adaptive Aids Chapter 16: Upper Limb Prosthetics Chapter 17: Robotics/Manipulators
Section IV: Technologies for Ambulation and Locomotion Introduction Chapter 18: Lower Limb Prosthetics Chapter 19: Wheelchair Mobility Chapter 20: Spatial Orientation and Wayfinding Chapter 21: Driver Evaluation and Vehicle Modification Chapter 22: Lower Limb Orthotics
Section V: Technologies for Environmental Access Introduction Chapter 23: Environmental Access in the Workplace Chapter 24: Home Environments, Automation, and Environmental Control Chapter 25: Adaptive Aids for Self-care and Child-care Chapter 26: Recreation/Play Environments.Back To Top