Assistive Technologies

Author: Albert M. Cook
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323291019
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Medical

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. Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) framework demonstrates assistive technology within common, everyday contexts for more relevant application. Focus on clinical application guides you in applying concepts to real-world situations. Review questions and chapter summaries in each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas where more study is needed. Content on the impact of AT on children and the role of AT in play and education for children with disabilities demonstrates how AT can be used for early intervention and to enhance development. Coverage of changing AT needs throughout the lifespan emphasizes how AT fits into people’s lives and contributes to their full participation in society. Principles and practice of assistive technology provides the foundation for effective decision-making. NEW! Global issues content broadens the focus of application beyond North America to include technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. NEW! Ethical issues and occupational justice content exposes you to vital information as you start interacting with clients. NEW! More case studies added throughout the text foster an understanding of how assistive technologies are used and how they function. NEW! Updated content reflects current technology and helps keep you current. NEW! Explicit applications of the HAAT model in each of the chapters on specific technologies and more emphasis on the interactions among the elements make content even easier to understand.

Assistive Technologies

Author: Albert M. Cook
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 032309631X
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Medical

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. Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) framework demonstrates assistive technology within common, everyday contexts for more relevant application. Focus on clinical application guides you in applying concepts to real-world situations. Review questions and chapter summaries in each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas where more study is needed. Content on the impact of AT on children and the role of AT in play and education for children with disabilities demonstrates how AT can be used for early intervention and to enhance development. Coverage of changing AT needs throughout the lifespan emphasizes how AT fits into people's lives and contributes to their full participation in society. Principles and practice of assistive technology provides the foundation for effective decision-making. NEW! Global issues content broadens the focus of application beyond North America to include technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. NEW! Ethical issues and occupational justice content exposes you to vital information as you start interacting with clients. NEW! More case studies added throughout the text foster an understanding of how assistive technologies are used and how they function. NEW! Updated content reflects current technology and helps keep you current. NEW! Explicit applications of the HAAT model in each of the chapters on specific technologies and more emphasis on the interactions among the elements make content even easier to understand.

Cook and Hussey s Assistive Technologies

Author: Albert M. Cook
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323266307
Release Date: 2013-08-07
Genre: Medical

Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with the latest edition of this comprehensive text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by the authors, the book 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. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included

Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology E Book

Author: Margi Sirois
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323290456
Release Date: 2016-07-02
Genre: Medical

Now in full color, Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology provides comprehensive coverage of the competencies every vet tech needs to know. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions emphasize the technician's role and responsibilities in each procedure, and dozens of new summary tables and boxes make it easy to find key information. Written by experienced vet tech educator Margi Sirois, this edition offers excellent preparation for clinical practice and for veterinary technician credentialing examinations. Comprehensive coverage includes the entire scope of competencies reflecting today's veterinary technology practice. 82 illustrated, step-by-step procedures include instructions for all AVMA-required psychomotor techniques. Clinical discussions of the technician's role are emphasized in every procedure. Expert authors are qualified vet tech educators who understand your needs and write in a clear, concise style. New Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Complementary Medicine chapter helps you integrate physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and herbal remedies into practice. Expanded coverage of exotics includes handling, restraint, and examination procedures for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and wildlife. Over 900 full-color photos and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures, making these easier to learn. More tables and boxes summarize key information, to simplify the learning of complex material.

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Author: Stefano Federici
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439838662
Release Date: 2012-03-26
Genre: Medical

The process of matching a person who has a disability with the most appropriate assistive technology requires a series of assessments, typically administered by multidisciplinary teams at specialized centers for technical aid. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook fills the need for a reference that helps assistive technology experts perform assessments that more effectively connect the person and the technology. Emphasizing the well-being of the individual with a disability, the book proposes an ideal model of the assistive technology assessment process and outlines how this model can be applied in practice internationally. Organized into three parts, the handbook: Gives readers a toolkit for performing assessments Describes the roles of the assessment team members, among them the new profession of the psychotechnologist, who is skilled in understanding individuals and their psychosocial and technological needs and preferences Reviews cutting-edge technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces and microswitches The book synthesizes information scattered throughout the international literature, focusing on aspects that are particularly representative or innovative. It also addresses the challenges posed by the variety of health and social care systems and the different ways that individuals who need aid are defined—are they users, patients, clients, or consumers, and how does that affect the assessment? Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, internationally renowned leaders in the field of assistive technology assessment, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents. Guiding readers in matching the person and the appropriate assistive technology, it offers a framework for future practice and research. Listen to Stefano Federici talk about the handbook.

WORK

Author: Brent Braveman
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803629950
Release Date: 2011-12-16
Genre: Medical

Here's the first book of its kind to provide a comprehensive overview of the full range of occupational therapy interventions for work-related services. The authors build a foundation of knowledge based on the development of the worker role, the meaning and function of work in modern day society, and cultural interpretations of work. They then focus on specialized areas of occupational therapy assessment and intervention, including psychosocial and physical assessment and preventative programming.

Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings

Author: Winnie Dunn
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556429613
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

As the occupational therapy profession concerns itself with how people occupy their time during daily life, it is critical for occupational therapists who serve children to understand how to apply their knowledge and skills within the complex and varied environments of the community. A core text for over 10 years, Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition by Dr. Winnie Dunn provides a clear insight into how to conceive, design, implement, and evaluate services that reflect core principles. Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition provides the most current information about providing services within community settings, with material addressing early intervention, early childhood, school-age services, and transitions. The context of this text is rooted in best practice principles from interdisciplinary literature and illustrates how occupational therapy professionals implement those principles in their everyday practices. New Features of the Second Edition: • Updated assessments, evidence, and appendices • Case studies that illustrate the implementation of ideas in a practice situation • Worksheets that outline each step in the occupational therapy process from what to include to how to provide rationale for team members, families, and consumers • Tables and inserts that summarize key points • Information regarding state and federal legislation to guide the occupational therapists in how to negotiate for best practice services within parameters of regulations • Integrated throughout the text is the American Occupational Therapy Association's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework • Additional on-line resources that are available with new book purchases Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. Best Practice Occupational Therapy for Children and Families in Community Settings, Second Edition contains many suggestions about how to practice the skills needed for evidence-based practice, making this the perfect resource for occupational therapy students, faculty, and practitioners who serve children and families.

Essentials of Assistive Technologies

Author: Albert M. Cook
Publisher: Mosby
ISBN: 0323075363
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Medical

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. Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of assistive technologies. The AT industry A historical perspective on the industry Relevant legislation Issues of professional practice Service delivery in assistive technologies General purpose assistive technologies Specific areas of application for assistive technologies And more 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education

Author: Joan L. Green
Publisher:
ISBN: 1593637195
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Families, teachers, and therapists who are searching for information about how to use technology to help individuals who struggle with communication, literacy, and learning will benefit from the wealth of practical, well-organized information in "The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education." The book presents a broad overview of the uses of assistive technology before helping readers zero in on powerful, cutting-edge technology tools they can use to improve students' areas of weakness as well as to compensate for them. Readers are introduced to an exciting world in which assistive technology, educational technology, and mainstream technology are merging. The book focuses on software, tools, devices, and online resources that can help students with everyday tasks such as speaking, understanding, reading, writing, cognition, and memory. Along the way, readers will discover new ways to use everyday items such as mainstream software, cell phones, and calendars to assist students with special needs.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

Author: Gayl Bowser
Publisher: CAST Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0989867471
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre: Education

More than 6 million children with disabilities in North America require assistive technology and related services each year in order to participate and succeed in school. This book, Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology, provides an essential guide for assessing a child's needs, choosing and implementing the right technologies and services, and training education professionals in how to optimize learning with these critical tools.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Author: Michael A. Alexander, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781935281658
Release Date: 2009-09-18
Genre: Medical

A Doody's Core Title 2012 Thoroughly updated and expanded, the new edition of the classic comprehensive reference on pediatric rehabilitation brings together specialists from the various wings of the pediatric rehabilitation community. This market-leading text covers everything from basic examination and psychological assessment to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. Features include: Expanded new edition of Dr. Gabriella Molnars pioneering pediatric rehabilitation text Comprehensive coverage of all areas, with up-to-date information on therapy, exercise physiology, CAM, cancer, obesity, and joint replacement Clinical emphasis throughout Multi-specialty expert authorship

Physical Agents in Rehabilitation

Author: Michelle H. Cameron
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455728480
Release Date: 2012-10-05
Genre: Cooking

Presenting a variety of treatment choices supported by the latest clinical research, Physical Agents in Rehabilitation: From Research to Practice, 3rd Edition is your guide to understanding how, when, and why to apply physical agents in rehabilitation. This valuable resource details the most up-to-date information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydrotherapy, traction, compression, lasers, and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and provides straightforward, full-color explanations that make it easy to integrate physical agents into your patients' overall rehabilitation plans. Comprehensive discussion of the basis for and research on all physical agents generally used by rehabilitation clinicians. Contraindication and precaution boxes for every physical agent highlight vital information for safely applying treatments. Application technique boxes in each chapter provide helpful tips and guidelines for effective treatment. Clinical case studies sharpen your decision-making skills and are presented in each chapter and on the Evolve website searchable by physical agent or by Preferred Practice Patterns from the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, 2nd Edition. Handy, quick-reference page on the inside back cover provides commonly-used abbreviations and acronyms, and commonly-used units of measure. Evolve companion website provides additional study tools to reinforce concepts from the text. Electronic versions of the application techniques, glossaries, and Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, and Laser Light Handbook offer customizable quick-reference study guides. A full chapter detailing the latest research and clinical application recommendations for laser light therapy. Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, and Laser Light Handbook now presented in full color and included in this book and on the companion Evolve website for quick, convenient access to application parameters for these modalities. The companion Evolve website now also includes printable application techniques so you can create your own "how-to? manual for use in daily practice. Clinical pearls highlight and emphasize important content. Glossaries for every chapter introduce and explain new terms to make learning and understanding easier. Updated study questions provide an opportunity to test your knowledge of content from the book with boards-style questions. Engaging new learning resources on the Evolve website help you review glossary terms and practice figure labeling and table completion. Full-color design presents photos and illustrations in vivid detail.

Sensory Integration

Author: Anita C. Bundy
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 0803605455
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Medical

Divided into three major sections, this title draws together contributions of scholars and practitioners on the theory, assessment and intervention, and research relating to sensory integrative dysfunction.