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Clinicians Guide to Assistive Technology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

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Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

Edited by: Don A. Olson and Frank DeRuyter

Copyright 2002
$98.95, Evolve, Reference




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.

Key Features

  • 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.
  • Readership

    Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists.

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    Author Information

    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, NC

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