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.

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives

Author: P. Cudd
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781614997986
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Medical

The lives of people with disabilities are complex and various, and there are many situations where technology – particularly assistive technology – already makes a real difference. It is clear that smart phone and tablet computer based solutions continue to enhance the independence of many users, but it is also important that more traditional assistive technologies and services are not forgotten or neglected. This book presents the proceedings of the 14th conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE 2017) entitled: ‘Harnessing the power of technology to improve lives’, held in Sheffield, UK, in September 2017. This 4-day event about assistive technologies (AT) highlights the association’s interest in innovating not only technology, but also services, and addresses the global challenge of meeting the needs of the increasing number of people who could benefit from assistive technology. The 200+ papers in the book are grouped under 30 subject headings, and include contributions on a wide range of topical subjects, including aging well and dementia; care robotics; eHealth and apps; innovations; universal design; sport; and disordered speech. The breadth of the AAATE conference reflects people’s life needs and so the book is sure to contain something of interest to all those whose work involves the design, development and use of assistive technology, whatever the situation. The photo on the front cover illustrates the breadth of assistive technologies that can improve lives. Photographer: Simon Butler.

Model of Human Occupation MOHO

Author: Gary Kielhofner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540659420
Release Date: 2005-06-14
Genre: Medical

MOHO: Ergotherapie aus ganzheitlicher Sicht Das im deutschsprachigen Raum bereits bekannte und praktisch erprobte "Modell der menschlichen Betätigung" (Model of Human Occupation, MOHO) bietet Ihnen viele Denkanstöße und Anregungen für eine zeitgemäße systemische Ausrichtung Ihrer ergotherapeutischen Arbeit. * Was ist eigentlich "Betätigung"? * Welche Bedeutung hat sie für den Menschen im Alltagsverhalten? * Wie entsteht Motivation? * Welche Funktion haben automatisierte Routinehandlungen? * Wie entwickelt man Handlungsfertigkeiten? * Welchen Einfluss hat die Umwelt auf Betätigungsverhalten? Zu diesen und weiteren Grundbegriffen finden Sie Definitionen und ausführliche Erläuterungen, die Ihnen die MOHO-Grundlagen anschaulich und praktisch nachvollziehbar vor Augen führen. Anhand eines bundesweiten Projektes erfahren Sie zudem, wie Befundaufnahme und Dokumentation nach dem Modell in Deutschland praktisch umgesetzt werden. Das Grundlagenbuch für ErgotherapeutInnen zu einem bewährten Praxismodell

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

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine

Author: M.S. John Pathy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470090565
Release Date: 2006-02-03
Genre: Medical

The fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine provides an account of the fundamental changes associated with ageing, which are essential to our understanding and management of the elderly sick population. The title has been extensively revised and updates to reflect the enormous changes in treatment options and medical conditions emerged since publication of the third edition. Written by worldwide experts of international repute, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive single reference source currently available. Principles & Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fourth Edition incorporates: More than 30 new chapters, including: Preventive geriatrics, Anorexia of Aging, Managements of Weight Loss, Dehydration, Vitamins and Minerals in the Elderly, Cancer and Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Treatment of Behavioral Disorders, The Older Patient with Down's Syndrome, Drug Abuse in Older People, Breast Cancer, Women's health A truly global perspective, including new chapter on: Care of the elderly in Israel: old age in a young land, Geriatric Medicine in China, Geriatric medicine education in Europe, Geriatrics from the European Union Perspective, India, Day Hospitals, Perspectives from Latin America The title will be indispensable for all those involved in the treatment of older patients: Gerontologists to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field General practitioners and specialists in health policy and community care, who increasingly have to deal with a significant number of older people. Academic researchers in geriatric medicine, who are in need for an all encompassing reference work Medical registrars (UK) / residents (US) in order to pass their exams Teachers of Geriatric Medicine Hospital libraries with increasing budgets to spend on much needed resource in this growing field. Professionals within the pharmaceutical industry in order to monitor treatment options and new prescription developments.

AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices

Author: John D. Hsu
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323039314
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Health & Fitness

With new coverage of postpolio syndrome, cranial orthoses, and now incorporating the perspectives of renowned physiatrists, this is a one-stop rehabilitation resource. Tips and Pearls in every chapter and a new 2-color format make accessing information a snap. Incorporates chapters on the Orthotic Prescription, Strength and Materials, and the Normal and Pathologic Gait help you understand your role in the rehabilitative process. Carries the authority and approval of AAOS, the preeminent orthopaedic professional society. Contains new chapters on: Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Paralysis; Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Syndromes; and Cranial Orthoses. Incorporates evidence-based recommendations into the chapters on spinal, upper- and lower-limb orthoses to help you select the most proven approach for your patients.

Eine Studie in Scharlachrot

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849682392
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Fiction

Eine Studie in Scharlachrot ist der erste Auftritt des Detektivs Sherlock Holmes. Der Roman besteht aus zwei Teilen: Der erste stellt Watsons Aufzeichnungen dar. Watson berichtet, wie er Sherlock Holmes kennenlernt, und ihn bei der Aufklärung eines Mordfalls begleitet und unterstützt. Im zweiten Teil wird die Vorgeschichte des Mordes erzählt. Sie spielt in einer Mormonengemeinde in Utah.

Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions

Author: Jenny Preston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118936122
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Medical

While diagnosis with a neurological condition may not be life-threatening, it can have significant impact on everyday life and on participation in activities. Occupational therapists must be able to fully consider the physical, cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioural problems which may occur as a consequence of a neurological disorder, and understand the impact of diagnosis from a person-centred perspective. Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions incorporates theoretical, clinical and research evidence to support occupational therapists in the management of people with neurological conditions. Covers the key symptoms of neurological conditions and the biological basis of these within the ICF framework Provides an overview of therapy and management for all neurological conditions Includes key occupational therapy theory Case studies root concepts in real-life practice End-of-chapter self-evaluation questions help test understanding Occupational Therapy and Neurological Conditions is the ideal resource to support students, newly-qualified practitioners, and occupational therapists looking for an overview or introduction to this key area of practice.

Laboratory Manual to Accompany Deutsch

Author: Lida Daves-Schneider
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 0072492473
Release Date: 2003-04-29
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This lively, beginning German text is the perfect choice for those who want to move in a more communicative direction without abandoning a focus on grammar. Deutsch: Na Klar! uses a solid four-skills approach with a difference: the vocabulary, grammar, and reading sections are integrated with authentic materials, allowing students to learn language and culture simultaneously. German materials (advertisements, menus, newspaper articles, etc.) are used to present new vocabulary, introduce grammar points, and launch communicative activities. A listening-comprehension tape is tied to the text-book to help students improve listening skills.

Assistive Technology in the Workplace

Author: Desleigh De Jonge
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323041300
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

This book outlines and defines the process for selecting, integrating, and utilizing assistive technology in the work environment. Each stage of the process is examined in depth, and effective strategies are presented to help overcome the barriers likely to be encountered at each stage.

Teaching the World

Author: N. Merrill Distad
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9781551950129
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Textbooks

This book catalogues an exhibition of textbooks by authors from the University of Alberta. Each finished textbook contains its own story of challenges and victories. And each has its own power as a record of knowledge, a teaching tool, and an object of permanence and beauty.

Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning

Author: Anna DiStefano
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452265230
Release Date: 2003-11-06
Genre: Education

In today's fast-paced world, with multiple demands on time and resources as well as pressures for career advancement and productivity, self-directed learning is an increasingly popular and practical alternative in continuing education. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning defines and applies the best practices of contemporary continuing education designed for adults in corporate settings, Open University settings, graduate coursework, and in similar learning environments. Written for a wide audience in the distance and continuing education field, the Encyclopedia is a valuable resource for deans and administrators at universities and colleges, reference librarians in academic and public institutions, HR officials involved with continuing education/training programs in corporate settings, and those involved in the academic disciplines of Education, Psychology, Information Technology, and Library Science. Sponsored by The Fielding Graduate Institute, this extensive reference work is edited by long-time institute members, bringing with them the philosophy and authoritative background of this premier institution. The Fielding Graduate Institute is well known for offering mid-career professionals opportunities for self-directed, mentored study with the flexibility of time and location that enables students to maintain commitments to family, work, and community. The Encyclopedia of Distributed Learning includes over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area, giving the reader comprehensive coverage of all aspects of distributed learning, including use of group processes, self-assessment, the life line experience, and developing a learning contract. Topics Covered Administrative Processes Policy, Finance and Governance Social and Cultural Perspectives Student and Faculty Issues Teaching and Learning Processes and Technologies Technical Tools and Supports Key Features A-to-Z organization plus Reader's Guide groups entries by broad topic areas Over 275 entries, each written by a specialist in that area Comprehensive index and cross-references between entries add to the encyclopedia's ease of use Annotated listings for additional resources, including distance learning programs, print and non-print resources, and conferences

Klinisches Reasoning in der Ergotherapie

Author: Maria Feiler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642558993
Release Date: 2013-12-11
Genre: Medical

Als Ergotherapeutin tun Sie niemals etwas nur aus nur einem Grund... Betätigungen und Aktivitäten bilden den Schwerpunkt Ihrer therapeutischen Arbeit, und Sie sind sich über die Komplexität Ihres Vorgehens im klaren. In der Darstellung Ihres Handelns stoßen Sie aber oft auf zwei Probleme: * Was unterscheidet eine therapeutische Aktivität von einer Alltagsaktivität? * Wie können Sie in Worte fassen, warum Sie in einer Therapie genau so und nicht anders vorgehen? Genau das ist das Thema dieses Buchs. Es befasst sich - zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache - mit dem Klinischen Reasoning in der Ergotherapie. Informativ und verständlich: * Von welchen Überlegungen und Strategien Sie tagtäglich in Ihrem therapeutischen Handeln geleitet werden und * Unter welchen Gesichtspunkten Sie im Arbeitsprozess ganz bewusst wahrnehmen, abwägen und entscheiden können. Anschaulich: * viele Fallbeispiele aus dem therapeutischen Alltag. In der Aus- und Fortbildung bietet Ihnen das Buch eine differenzierte, umfassende Einführung in das Klinische Reasoning. Als praktisch arbeitende Therapeutin werden Sie nach der Lektüre viel Bekanntes aus der eigenen professionellen Erfahrung ab sofort "in die richtigen Worte fassen" können!