Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice

Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice

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By (author) Albert M. Cook, By (author) Janice Miller Polgar

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  • Publisher: Mosby
  • Format: Hardback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 282mm x 25mm | 1,429g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: St Louis
  • ISBN 10: 0323039073
  • ISBN 13: 9780323039079
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 280 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 266,815

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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 new edition has been expanded and updated, and features new multimedia components that further demonstrate how to apply the concepts you've learned to real-world practice.

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Part 1: Introduction and Framework 1. Introduction and Overview 2. A Framework for Assistive Technologies 3. The Disabled Human User of Assistive Technologies Part 2: Service Delivery in Assistive Technologies 4. Delivering Assistive Technology Services to the Customer 5. Funding Assistive Technology Services and Systems Part 3: The Activities: General Purpose Assistive Technologies 6. Seating Systems as Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies 7. The Human-Assistive Technology Interface 8. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairment 9. Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairment Part 4: The Activities: Performance Areas 10. Assistive Technology for Cognitive Augmentation 11. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems 12. Technologies that Enable Mobility 13. Technologies that Enable Transportation 14. Technologies that Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment Part 5: The Contexts for Assistive Technology Applications 15. Assistive Technologies in the Context of the Classroom 16. Assistive Technologies in the Context of Work Appendix: Resources Glossary