9780815146018

Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology

  • ISBN 13:

    9780815146018

  • ISBN 10:

    0815146019

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 09/25/2001
  • Publisher: HARCOURT HEALTH SCIENCES-MOSBY

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Summary

This useful resource is designed to offer healthcare professionals specific information about the diverse area of assistive technology. It covers the variety of technology available and explains the adaptations of the technology, as well as how different devices work together. The first section provides the fundamentals of assistive technology, discussing issues such as life span considerations, environmental context, and funding and public policy. The next section delves into topics especially relevant for patient care, including computer access and alternative communication. Sections on manipulation, ambulation, and locomotion technologies are discussed next, concentrating on devices that assist with upper and lower body function. This text ends with a discussion of technologies for environments in the real world.

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