Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment

Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment
Author: Marcia J. Scherer
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 0826106455
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Brain Injury Medicine Third Edition

Brain Injury Medicine  Third Edition
Author: Nathan D. Zasler, MD,Douglas I. Katz, MD,Ross D. Zafonte, DO
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 1500
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 0826143059
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Injury Medicine Third Edition Book Excerpt:

This revised and greatly expanded Third Edition of Brain Injury Medicine continues its reputation as the key core textbook in the field, bringing together evidence-based medicine and years of collective author clinical experience in a clear and comprehensive guide for brain injury professionals. Universally praised as the gold standard text and go-to clinical reference, the book covers the entire continuum of care from early diagnosis and assessment through acute management, rehabilitation, associated medical and quality of life issues, and functional outcomes. With 12 new chapters and expanded coverage in key areas of pathobiology and neuro-recovery, special populations, sport concussion, disorders of consciousness, neuropharmacology, and more, this "state of the science" resource promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to a complex condition with consideration of emerging topics and the latest clinical advances. Written by over 200 experts from all involved disciplines, the text runs the full gamut of practice of brain injury medicine including principles of public health and research, biomechanics and neural recovery, neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, sport and military, prognosis and outcome, acute care, treatment of special populations, neurologic and other medical complications post-injury, motor and musculoskeletal problems, post-trauma pain disorders, cognitive and behavioral problems, functional mobility, neuropharmacology and alternative treatments, community reentry, and medicolegal and ethical issues. Unique in its scope of topics relevant to professionals working with patients with brain injury, this third edition offers the most complete and contemporary review of clinical practice standards in the field. Key Features: Thoroughly revised and updated Third Edition of the seminal reference on brain injury medicine Evidence-based consideration of emerging topics with new chapters covering pathobiology, biomarkers, neurorehabilitation nursing, neurodegenerative dementias, anoxic/hypoxic ischemic brain injury, infectious causes of acquired brain injury, neuropsychiatric assessment, PTSD, and capacity assessment Multi-disciplinary authorship with leading experts from a wide range of specialties including but not limited to physiatry, neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy speech language pathology, and nursing New online chapters on survivorship, family perspectives, and resources for persons with brain injury and their caregivers Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers

Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness Injury or Impairment E Book previously entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction

Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness  Injury or Impairment E Book  previously entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction
Author: Michael Curtin,Jo Adams,Mary Egan
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2016-12-16
ISBN: 0702072737
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness Injury or Impairment E Book previously entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction Book Excerpt:

The sixth edition of this classic book remains a key text for occupational therapists, supporting their practice in working with people with physical impairments, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, skills and attitudes which inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice. Within this book, the editors have addressed the call by leaders within the profession to ensure that an occupational perspective shapes the skills and strategies used within occupational therapy practice. Rather than focusing on discrete diagnostic categories the book presents a range of strategies that, with the use of professional reasoning, can be transferred across practice settings. The new editors have radically updated the book, in response to the numerous internal and external influences on the profession, illustrating how an occupational perspective underpins occupational therapy practice. A global outlook is intrinsic to this edition of the book, as demonstrated by the large number of contributors recruited from across the world. Covers everything the student needs within the physical disorders part of their course Links theory of principles to practice and management Written and edited by a team of internationally experienced OT teachers, clinicians and managers Gives key references and further reading lists for more detailed study Written within a framework of lifespan development in line with current teaching and practice Includes practice scenarios and case studies Focuses on strategies Subtitle reflecting the primacy of occupation in occupational therapy practice Inclusion of practice scenarios to illustrate the application of theory to practice Features such as chapter summaries and key points, providing a quick overview of each chapter A focus on strategies rather than diagnostic categories Consideration of individuals, groups and communities An international perspective Language that is person-centred and inclusive New editorial team endorsed by the former editors including Annie Turner

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare
Author: Lynn Gitlow,Kathleen Flecky
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN: 1119483239
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Providing a holistic and client-centered approach, Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare explores the individual’s needs within the environment, examines the relationship between disability and a variety of traditional and cutting-edge technologies, and presents a humanistic discussion of Technology-Environment Intervention (TEI). Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors, this text introduces readers to a variety of conceptual practice models and the clinical reasoning perspectives. It also provides insight into how designers go about solving human-tech problems, discusses best practices for both face-to-face and virtual teams, and looks at the psychological, sociocultural, and cognitive factors behind the development and provision of assistive technologies. Examines a wide range of technologies and environmental interventions Demonstrates how a better understanding of the complexity of human interaction with both the physical and social environment can lead to better use of technology Explores the future of technology and research in TEI Complete with a range of learning features such as keywords, case studies and review questions, this book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in occupational therapy and other related health professions, as well as those undertaking certification and board examinations.

Assistive Technology for Cognition

Assistive Technology for Cognition
Author: Brian O'Neill,Alex Gillespie
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN: 1317698460
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology for Cognition Book Excerpt:

Assistive technology for cognition is technology which can be used to enable, enhance, or extend cognitive function. This book systematically examines how cutting-edge digital technologies can assist the cognitive function of people with cognitive impairments, with the potential to revolutionize rehabilitation. Technologies are reviewed which direct attention, remind, recognize, prompt, and generally guide people through activities of daily living. Written by experts in neuropsychology and technology development, Assistive Technology for Cognition provides a comprehensive overview of the efficacy of technologies to assist people with brain impairments. Based on the list provided by the International Classification of Function, each chapter covers a different cognitive function; namely, attention, memory, affect, perception, executive function, language, numeracy, sequencing, and navigation onto which existing and future assistive technologies for cognition are mapped. This structure provides in-depth research in an accessible way, and will allow practitioners to move from an assessment of cognitive deficits to the prescription of an appropriate assistive technology for cognition. The chapters also make suggestions for future developments. Assistive Technology for Cognition will be of great interest to clinicians and researchers working in brain injury rehabilitation, technology developers, and also to students in clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and allied health disciplines.

Matching Assistive Technology to Child Augmentative Communication Evaluation Simplified Assessment Process

Matching Assistive Technology to Child Augmentative Communication Evaluation Simplified Assessment Process
Author: Susan Zapf,Debby McBride,Marcia Scherer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-02-03
ISBN: 9780996840507
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matching Assistive Technology to Child Augmentative Communication Evaluation Simplified Assessment Process Book Excerpt:

The MATCH-ACES assessment is an evidence-based and student-centered evaluation process used to determine the need and appropriate match of assistive technology for students in the educational setting. This assessment process can also be adapted into the medical/health-care setting. The MATCH-ACES assessment contains evaluation forms that aide the assistive technology evaluator/team through a process of identifying the student's needs based on their educational plan, predisposition factors that support technology use, student's skills matched to technology features, environmental factors, consideration process, and implementation and follow-up plan. The MATCH-ACES Assessment User Manual includes psychometric properties of the assessment, administration procedures, interpretation guidelines of the assessment, and case-study examples. The MATCH-ACES Assessment forms are included on a USB drive with unlimited copies for the buyer.

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities
Author: Giulio E. Lancioni,Nirbhay N. Singh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN: 1489980296
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities Book Excerpt:

The familiar image of the disabled tends to emphasize their limitations and reduced quality of life. However, many people with cognitive, motor, and other difficulties also have the capacity to enhance their social interactions, leisure pursuits and daily activities with the aid of assistive technology. Assistive devices from the simple to the sophisticated, have become essential to intervention programs for this population. And not surprisingly the numbers of devices available are growing steadily. Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities offers expert analysis of pertinent issues coupled with practical discussion of solutions for effective support. Its comprehensive literature review describes current and emerging devices and presents evidence-based guidelines for matching promising technologies to individuals. Program outcomes are assessed, as are their potential impact on the future of the field. In addition, chapters provide detailed descriptions of the personal and social needs of the widest range of individuals with congenital and acquired conditions, including: Acquired brain damage. Communication impairment. Attention and learning difficulties (with special focus on college students). Visual impairment and blindness. Autism spectrum disorders. Behavioral and occupational disorders. Alzheimer's disease. Severe, profound and multiple impairments. The scope and depth of coverage makes Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in developmental psychology, rehabilitation medicine, educational technology, occupational therapy, speech pathology and clinical psychology.

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology

Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology
Author: Ladan Najafi,Donna Cowan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN: 0128124881
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology Book Excerpt:

Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) is a subset of a wider range of products and services known as Assistive Technology (AT). AT is designed to support and enable people with disabilities, either acquired or congenital, to participate in activities with greater independence and safety. With a global aging population, it has an important role to play in enabling and supporting those with disability and their carers. Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology discusses a range of commonly available or emerging electronic assistive technologies. It provides historical background, advice when assessing for these devices and references different models of provision. It includes both medical and engineering aspects of provision. It is anticipated that the book will support students, trainees, and newly qualified Assistive Technology Practitioners to develop their understanding of the field, by considering the variables that could potentially influence the decision-making process when assessing for and providing this equipment. It also provides a reference point for those already practicing in this field and offers coverage of a broader range of technologies than clinicians may be exposed to, in their daily work This is the first reference book to focus on a comprehensive set of electronic assistive technologies and discuss their clinical application. Provides comprehensive coverage of electronic assistive devices Gives an overview of physical and cognitive pathologies and approaches for utilizing electronic assistive devices for individuals affected by these pathologies Covers essentials for assistive technology practitioners, human factors and technologies

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Author: Mark Ylvisaker
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Total Pages: 479
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

The book begins with an explanation of the pathophysiology of closed head injury and its typical consequences, leads the reader through various clinical intervention and therapeutic techniques and concludes with re-integration to the family.

Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders

Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders
Author: Rhea Paul,Paul W. Cascella
Publsiher: Brookes Pub
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders Book Excerpt:

Ideal for students in clinical methods courses or professionals seeking a reliable reference handbook, this bestselling text will prepare pre? and in?service practitioners to provide the best possible services for people with communication disorders. Cove

Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments

Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments
Author: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 924
Release: 2009-08-21
ISBN: 1607504545
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments Book Excerpt:

The concept of Assistive Technology is moving away from adopting the most appropriate devices to overcome the limitations of users, to the designing and setting up of total environments in which people can live, supported by suitable services and additional support devices integrated within the environment. These two perspectives are deeply intertwined, both from technological and social points of view, and the relationship between them currently represent the primary challenge for the field of Assistive Technology. This publication covers the proceedings of the 10th European Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (http://www.aaate.net), the organisation which stimulates the advancement of assistive technology for the benefit of people with disabilities, including elderly people. This conference seeks to bridge the gap between these two complementary approaches, providing an opportunity to clarify differences and common points, and better define future direction. Topics covered by the conference include: technological innovation in assistive technology; the need for multidisciplinary approaches; equipment interconnectivity and compatibility; cultural aspects and the acceptance of different approaches; and the role of Europe in building inclusion competence worldwide. Disability results not only from a person’s intrinsic attributes but also from the context in which they live. This publication is a significant contribution to the advancement of inclusion for people living with a disability everywhere.

Enabling Technology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Enabling Technology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Tanu Wadhera,Deepti Kakkar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-02-15
ISBN: 100053605X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enabling Technology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders Book Excerpt:

This cutting-edge volume explores how technological tools can be designed, engineered and implemented to assess and support individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders from diagnosis through to rehabilitation. Tanu Wadhera and Deepti Kakkar and their expert contributors focus on technological tools as equalizers in Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) at every stage, the importance of demand-specific design, and how we can best engineer and deploy both invasive and non-invasive individual-centered approaches that support and connect individuals. Considering the perspectives of patients, clinicians and technologists, it explores key topics including design and evaluation of platforms for tech-tools, automated diagnosis, brain imaging techniques, tech-diagnostic frameworks with AI and machine learning, sensing technology, smart brain prosthetics, gamification, alternative communication devices, and education tools and interactive toys. Outlining future challenges for research, Enabling Technology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders is useful for scholars and professionals in psychology, technology, engineering and medicine concerned with design, development and evaluation of a range of assistive technological tools.

ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer s disease and related disorders

ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer   s disease and related disorders
Author: Philippe Robert,Sophia Antipolis,Iracema Leroi,Valeria Manera
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 2889197786
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer s disease and related disorders Book Excerpt:

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are no longer objects gathering dust on a shelf; instead, they have become intrinsic in our everyday lives. They are now even taking on an indispensable role in many clinical and rehabilitation settings. In the past decade there has been a surge of interest in using ICT with elderly people, both with and without dementia, in various clinical and research settings. On the one hand, ICT can supplement the assessment of functional ability by more precisely evaluating the nature and extent of functional impairment; on the other hand, ICT can be used to support elderly people in their everyday activities, as well as to ameliorate symptoms and improve quality of life through stimulation and rehabilitation. This is the intention driving the development of Serious Games (SG), which are digital applications (often based on Virtual Reality) specifically adapted for purposes other than entertaining, including rehabilitation, training and education. Finally, ICT can also play a key role in the development of interactive educational programs to support caregivers of people living with dementia. A handful of interesting studies have started to investigate the effectiveness of employing ICT in people with different types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It is therefore timely to attempt to scope this newly emerging field, as well as to foster a dialogue among the different professionals, including academics, clinicians and computer engineers, working in the area. With this in mind, the Research Topic “ICT for assessment and rehabilitation in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders” aims to provide new and interesting insights into the current use of ICT in healthy and pathological aging. The intent is also to identify challenges and new perspectives in the field, gather recommendations for the application of ICT in AD and related disorders in clinical practice, and to showcase cutting edge clinical research. The articles included in this Frontier Research Topics have more than achieved this aim and are a perfect illustration of how ICT can be used to enhance the lives of people living dementia and their caregivers.

Exceptional Child Education Resources

Exceptional Child Education Resources
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Special education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities

Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities
Author: William Charles Mann,Joseph P. Lane
Publsiher: Amer Occupational Therapy Assn
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780910317719
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Life Beyond the Classroom

Life Beyond the Classroom
Author: Paul Wehman
Publsiher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Beyond the Classroom Book Excerpt:

"For more than two decades, the trusted Life Beyond the Classroom text has shaped the practices of thousands of professionals helping students make a smooth transition from school to adulthood. Now this landmark textbook is in a NEW fifth edition--updated with the cutting-edge information professionals need in today's changing world, as young people with disabilities face unprecedented financial, family, employment, and educational challenges. A definitive compendium of up-to-date, evidence-based transition research, this expanded new edition takes Life Beyond the Classroom to the next level. Future professionals will get all the latest best practices and timely research on the full spectrum of transition topics, from assessment and assistive technology to social skills and self-determination. And with the unparalleled new package of online companion materials (see below for details), instructors will enhance their teaching with videos, activities, PowerPoint slides, and a convenient test bank. With this comprehensive revision of a pioneering text, the next generation of professionals will be fully prepared to give young people with disabilities appropriate, effective, and individualized support as they navigate our increasingly complex society."--Publisher's website.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation
Author: Darcy Ann Umphred
Publsiher: Mosby Incorporated
Total Pages: 1055
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurological Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

This classic and well-respected text applies a time-tested, problem-solving approach to neurological rehabilitation perfect for both the classroom and clinical settings. The book reviews basic theory and covers the latest screening and diagnostic tests, new treatments, and interventions commonly used in today's clinical practice. An illustrated disease section provides comprehensive details on the disorders and post-trauma effects the physical therapist is most likely to encounter in practice. A final section explores neurological problems at the root of common disabilities such as poor vision. Most chapters in this edition have been revised or entirely rewritten to reflect the latest advancements and trends. The book concludes with a brand new Study Guide appendix containing challenging questions-and-answers on each chapter. Covers the theory of neurologic rehabilitation, screening and diagnostic tests, treatments and interventions, and the patient's psychosocial concerns Provides comprehensive coverage of common diseases, genetic disorders, and post-trauma effects seen in clinical practice, complete with treatment protocols Unique section covers neurological problems accompanying disabilities such as poor vision, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pain Heavily updated to reflect the latest advancements and trends Entirely revised chapters: - Orthotics: Evaluation, Prognosis and Intervention - The Impact of Drug Therapies Upon Neurological Rehabilitation New chapters: - Alternative and Complementary Therapies: Beyond Traditional - Approaches to Intervention in Neurological Diseases, Syndromes and Disorders - Differential Diagnosis: Phase 1 - System Screening for the Disease and Pathology - Differential Diagnosis: Phase 2 - Examination and Evaluation of Impairments and Disabilities Study Guide appendix features questions-and-answers on every chapter to test the reader's mastery of new and unfamiliar concepts

Advancement of Assistive Technology

Advancement of Assistive Technology
Author: George Anogianakis,Christian Bühler,Mathijs Soede
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communication devices for people with disabilities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Directions in Aging Research

New Directions in Aging Research
Author: Ruby R. Brougham
Publsiher: Nova Biomedical
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Directions in Aging Research Book Excerpt:

One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is global ageing. A primary objective of this book is to review research that is at the forefront in providing information regarding the decline, maintenance, and improvements in health and cognition that are associated with age. Another objective is to provide information regarding pioneering methods to ameliorate age-related declines. It brings together scholars with a wide variety of expertise who present innovative ideas about lifestyle and brain health, quality of life issues, memory interventions, methodology for pain assessment, health communication, decision-making, future time perspective, and retirement goals. The reader will finish this book with a greater understanding of the problems and potential solutions for addressing the important problems of an ageing population. This timely book will make an important contribution to the current aging literature by offering new ideas to stimulate further research and application in understanding health, cognition, and ageing. This book is appropriate for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals who study or work in the fields of psychology, gerontology, social work, human development and health fields such as nursing, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.