Assistive Technologies

Principles and Practice

Author: Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291015

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 5612

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- E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323266304

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 3910

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

Assistive Technologies

Principles and Practice

Author: Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323096317

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 1175

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.

Rehabilitation Caseload Management

Concepts and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Lee Ann R. Grubbs, PhD, CRC, CFLE,Jack L. Cassell, PhD,S. Wayne Mulkey, PhD, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104854

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 5280

A new classic updated to provide the following: Improved Management Model with new terminology New chapters on case classifications in the VR process, rehabilitation caseload in the private sector, and technology Section on prime factors for establishing control New Service-Decision Model and Rehabiliation-Decision Model

Doing Psychology Critically

Making a Difference in Diverse Settings

Author: Isaac Prilleltensky,Geoffrey Nelson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137168072

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 1612

How can psychologists incorporate recent insights about power, values and inequality in their work? What is the role of social justice in the practice of psychology? In this highly readable book Prilleltensky and Nelson tackle these questions and propose workable solutions. This is the first book to translate into action the principles of critical psychology. Using a value-based framework the authors propose guidelines for training and critical practice in clinical, counselling, educational, health, community, and work settings. The authors base their approach on a combination of values for the promotion of personal, interpersonal, and collective well-being. They propose a set of values consisting of self determination, caring and compassion, health, respect for diversity, participation, community support and social justice. Because of its wide coverage, the book should be of interest to students and practitioners in psychology, mental health, and to users of psychological services in most fields of practice. Doing Psychology Critically: § translates critical psychology theory into practice § applies to most fields of applied psychology § is written in an accessible style § includes tables and diagrams that illustrate recommendations for practice § follows a coherent framework § is a useful resource for training programmes in health, clinical, counselling, educational, community, and organisational psychology ISAAC PRILLELTENSKY is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Wellness Promotion Unit at Victoria University in Melbourne. He is the author of The Morals and Politics of Psychology and co-editor of Critical Psychology: An Introduction (with Dennis Fox) and Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment (with Geoffrey Nelson and Leslea Peirson). GEOFFREY NELSON is Professor of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He has served as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and is the author of Shifting the Paradigm in Community Mental Health (with John Lord and Joanna Ochocka) and co-editor of Promoting Family Wellness: Fundamentals for Thinking and Action (with Isaac Prilleltensky and Leslea Peirson).

Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions

Author: Ruth B. Purtilo,Regina F. Doherty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032332892X

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 8120

Ruth B. Purtilo appears first on the five previous editions.

Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning

Author: Susan Bacorn Bastable,Pamela Gramet,Karen Jacobs,Deborah Sopczyk

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763792799

Category: Medical

Page: 628

View: 9131

Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning focuses on the role of the health professional as educator of patients/clients, staff, and students in the clinical arena and classroom settings. It covers key principles of teaching and learning in both scope and depth, providing information from research and practice on the educational process, the characteristics of the learner, and techniques and strategies of teaching and learning. This comprehensive text covers important topics including literacy; compliance and motivation; assessment of learning needs, learning styles, and readiness to learn; behavioral objectives; teaching methods; instructional materials; technology in education; gender, socioeconomic, and cultural influences on learning; and evaluation of teaching and learning. Case studies are provided in each chapter for application of the concepts, review questions at the end of each chapter assist the reader with review of the important material presented, and an instructor's manual provides numerous materials for presentation and testing of content. Unlike other textbooks on education, this text contains a comprehensive coverage of literacy in the adult client population, including guidelines on how to develop and/or critique printed education materials for effective patient/client teaching. It also includes a chapter on writing behavioral objectives and developing teaching plans and learning contracts. There are unique topics included in this text, such as the teaching and learning of motor skills, how to access motivation, the concept of the learning curve, the concept of the spacing effect (massed and distributive learning); gender, socioeconomic, and cultural attributes of the learner, working with a wide variety of diverse populations, and the ethics of student-teacher and client-teacher relationships. - Publisher.

Occupational Therapy Models for Intervention with Children and Families

Author: Sandra Barker Dunbar

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556427633

Category: Medical

Page: 199

View: 2714

This textbook explores recent theoretical models that enable occupational therapists to practice and interact with families in a more holistic and occupation-centered manner. It offers the latest information on viewing the broader contexts of environment and family in order to meet diverse occupational needs in a range of settings. The editor presents a variety of case scenarios that feature culturally diverse populations and varying diagnoses of children with occupational needs. With contributions from 11 leaders in occupational therapy, this comprehensive text is designed to increase awareness and understanding of theoretical models and their relationship to current occupational therapy practice with today's children and families. Traditional frames of reference in pediatric practice are explored, including sensory integration and neurodevelopmental treatment. Some current theoretical models discussed include the Model of Human Occupation, the Person-Environment-Occupation model, the Ecology of Human Performance model, and the Occupational Adaptation model. The new Occupational Therapy Practice Framework is incorporated throughout the text. Overall the textbook employs a practical approach to this significant aspect of pediatric practice in occupational therapy.

Primer on measurement

an introductory guide to measurement issues, featuring the American Physical Therapy Association's standards for tests and measurements in physical therapy practice

Author: Jules M. Rothstein,John L. Echternach

Publisher: Amer Physical Therapy Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 146

View: 7592

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants –

Author: Jean W. Solomon,Jane Clifford O'Brien

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323394299

Category: Medical

Page: 672

View: 8851

Learn to provide effective therapy for children and adolescents with Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants, 4th Edition. This market-leading text offers a comprehensive, application-focused guide to pediatric occupational therapy assisting by incorporating the AOTA Practice Framework. The text’s focused and easy-to-use approach to pediatrics covers everything from the scope of practice to in-depth coverage of normal development, pediatric health conditions, and treatment planning. This new edition has also been thoroughly updated and expanded to include new content and chapters on community systems, physical agent modalities, the Model of Human Occupation assessments, childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment, and concepts of elongation. UNIQUE! Video clips on the Evolve companion website show pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions to demonstrate how concepts apply to actual practice. UNIQUE! Clinical Pearls boxes highlight expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors. Case examples provide snapshots of real-life situations to show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. Evidence-based content incorporates clinical trials and outcome studies to demonstrate the evidentiary basis for OTA practice. Inclusion of cultural diversity and sensitivity issues familiarize readers with the diverse groups of people that OTAs treat in practice. Incorporation of prevention information demonstrates that the OTA’s role goes beyond intervention and treatment. Family-centered perspective uses the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework to focus on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter help readers assess and evaluate what they have learned. Suggested activities in each chapter help readers bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter prepare readers for the information they’re expected to learn from the chapter. User resources on Evolve companion site include a variety of activities to help reinforce the material in the text, including: video clips and review questions. NEW! Content on emerging areas of practice (such as community systems) broadens readers’ awareness of where interventions for children can take place. NEW! Content on physical agent modalities (PAMS) outlines the theory and application of PAMS as used by OTAs with pediatric clients. NEW! Pediatric MOHO assessments that are now available in the chapter on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments describe how these assessments can help with intervention. NEW! Content on childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment, and concepts of elongation have been added to keep readers abreast of the latest trends and problems.

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook

Author: Roger O. Weed,Debra E. Berens

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498731120

Category: Medical

Page: 918

View: 9728

Life Care Planning is an advanced collaborative practice concerned with coordinating, accessing, evaluating, and monitoring necessary services for individuals with significant medical adversity. This handbook provides a comprehensive resource for all people involved with catastrophic impairments who need to solve complex medical care problems. Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook begins by defining the roles played by each of the key team members working with the life care planner. It provides planners with insights critical to successful interactions with medical and health-related professionals as well as the team members they are most likely to encounter as they work to build a successful and accurate life care plan. Next, the book offers up-to-date information on the disabilities most frequently encountered by the life care planner. The contributors also address issues typically left out of similar texts which have been made critical by Daubert v. Merrell Dow in the forensic setting — issues related to ethics, standards, research and credentials. Build a Client-Centered Life Care Plan The new edition includes the updated standards of practice from the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) and: Supplies valuable step-by-step charts and checklists, Completely revised and expanded, this book now includes new chapters on life care planning for veterans, medical coding and costing for life care planners, cultural considerations in life care planning, admissibility of life care plans in U.S. Courts, life care planning in non-litigated contexts, research and education within life care planning, and Canadian life care planning practice.

Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology E-Book

Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290450

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 2418

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, Second Edition

Author: Stefano Federici,Marcia Scherer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351230883

Category: Medical

Page: 489

View: 8289

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the biopsychosocial model of disability. The model provides reference guidelines for evidence-based practice, guiding both public and private centers that wish to compare, evaluate, and improve their ability to match a person with the correct technology model. This second edition also offers a contribution to the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative, whose activities are strongly focused on the assistive products service delivery model. 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 psychotechnologist; and reviews technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces, exoskeletons, and technologies for music therapy. Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents, offering a framework for future practice and research.

Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities

Author: Kouroupetroglou, Georgios

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466644397

Category: Medical

Page: 433

View: 5999

Individuals with disabilities that impede their range of motion often have difficulty accessing technologies. With the use of computer-based assistive technology; devices, tools, and services can be used to maintain and improve the functional capabilities of motor disabilities. Assistive Technologies and Computer Access for Motor Disabilities investigates solutions to the difficulties of impaired technology access by highlighting the principles, methods, and advanced technological solutions for those with motor impairments. This reference source is beneficial to academia, industry, and various professionals in disciplines such as rehabilitation science, occupational therapy, human-computer interface development, ergonomics, and teaching in inclusive and special education. This publication is integrated with its pair book Disability Informatics and Web Accessibility for Motor Limitations.

ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide

ATP Test Review for the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional Exam

Author: Mometrix Media

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609712235

Category: Medical

Page: 158

View: 5359

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ATP Exam Secrets helps you ace the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ATP Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ATP Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ATP Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive content review including: The HAAT Model, Funding Assistive Technology, Control Interfaces, Auditory and Visual Impairments, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurological and Muscular Impairments, Joint Impairments, Quality of Life Issues, Medicare and Medicaid, Planar Technologies, Pressure Management, Control Interfaces, Alternative Communication Devices, Mobility Enhancements and Technology, Wheelchair Features, Wheelchair Alternatives, Self Care Aids, Manipulation Aids, Educational Activities and Applications, Individual Rehabilitation Plans, Workplace Accommodations, Mechanical Terminology and Principles, Psychological Factors, Assessment Steps, Accessibility Issues, Assistive Technology Devices, Rules and Standards of Practice, Referral and Intake, and much more...

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466658894

Category: Computers

Page: 10384

View: 9412

"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices

Author: John D. Hsu,John W. Michael,John R. Fisk,American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323039316

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 652

View: 7078

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.

The Buddha of Brewer Street

Author: Michael Dobbs

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007390440

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5165

Backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in the search for the new Dalai Lama in this highly original and compelling thriller from the author of GOODFELLOWE MP and HOUSE OF CARDS – now reissued in new cover style.

Atp Exam Flashcard Study System

Atp Test Practice Questions & Review for the Resna Assistive Technology Practitioner Exam

Author: Atp Exam Secrets

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781609712242

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 8069

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

A Comprehensive Guide to Assistive Technology Services

Author: Gayl Bowser,Diana Foster Carl,Kelly Fonner,Jane Edgar Korsten,Terry Vernon Foss,Kathleen Lalk,Joan Breslin Larson,Scott Marfilius,Susan McCloskey,Penny Reed,Joy Smiley Zabala

Publisher: CAST Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780989867474

Category: Education

Page: 301

View: 9823

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.