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Assistive technologies : principles and practice / Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE, Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Janice M. Polgar, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), FCAOT, Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

By: Cook, Albert M, 1943- [author.].
Contributor(s): Polgar, Jan Miller [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: St. Louis, MO ; Elsevier/Mosby , 2015Edition: Fourth edition.Description: xi, 480 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780323096317; 032309631X.Uniform titles: Cook & Hussey's assistive technologies Subject(s): Self-help devices for people with disabilities | People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation | Self-Help Devices | Disabled Persons -- rehabilitation | People with disabilities -- Rehabilitation | Self-help devices for people with disabilitiesDDC classification: 617/.033 Other classification: 617.033
Contents:
Principles of assistive technology: introducing the human activity assistive technology model -- Technologies that assist people who have disabilities -- Activity, human, and context : the human doing an activity in context -- Ethical issues in assistive technology -- Delivering assistive technology services to the consumer -- Making the connection : user inputs for assistive technologies -- Control interfaces for assistive technologies -- Accessing mainstream information and communication technologies: the technology and the web -- Enabling function and participation with seating technologies -- Technologies that enable mobility -- Technologies that aid transportation -- Technologies that aid manipulation and control of the environment -- Sensory aids for persons with visual impairments -- Sensory aids for persons with auditory impairment -- Assistive technologies for cognitive augmentation -- Augmentative and alternative communication systems.
Summary: 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.
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Preceded by: Cook & Hussey's assistive technologies : principles and practice / Albert M. Cook and Jan Miller Polgar ; author emerita, Susan M. Hussey. 3rd ed. c2008.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Principles of assistive technology: introducing the human activity assistive technology model -- Technologies that assist people who have disabilities -- Activity, human, and context : the human doing an activity in context -- Ethical issues in assistive technology -- Delivering assistive technology services to the consumer -- Making the connection : user inputs for assistive technologies -- Control interfaces for assistive technologies -- Accessing mainstream information and communication technologies: the technology and the web -- Enabling function and participation with seating technologies -- Technologies that enable mobility -- Technologies that aid transportation -- Technologies that aid manipulation and control of the environment -- Sensory aids for persons with visual impairments -- Sensory aids for persons with auditory impairment -- Assistive technologies for cognitive augmentation -- Augmentative and alternative communication systems.

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.

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