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Cook and Husseys Assistive Technologies - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

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Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource , 4th Edition

Principles and Practice

By Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE (ret.) and Janice Miller Polgar, BScOT, PhD, FCAOT

Copyright 2015
$119.00, Evolve, Reference



Key Features

  • 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 to this Edition

  • 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.

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By Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE (ret.), Professor Emeritus Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada and Janice Miller Polgar, BScOT, PhD, FCAOT, Professor Emerita, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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