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Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer

CRC Press

484 pages

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The process of matching a person who has a disability with the most appropriate assistive technology requires a series of assessments, typically administered by multidisciplinary teams at specialized centers for technical aid. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook fills the need for a reference that helps assistive technology experts perform ass

Table of Contents

Section I: The Assistive Technology Assessment Model and Basic Definitions: Assessing Individual Functioning and Disability. Measuring Individual Functioning. Measuring the Assistive Technology Match. The Assessment of the Environments of AT Use: Accessibility, Sustainability, and Universal Design. Measuring the Impact of AT on Family Caregivers. Section II: Assessment Professionals: Working on the Multidisciplinary Team: The Cognitive Therapist. The Special Educator. The Psychologist. The Psychotechnologist: A New Profession in the Assistive Technology Assessment. The Optometrist. The Occupational Therapist: Enabling Activities and Participation Using Assistive Technology. Pediatric Specialists in Assistive Solutions. The Geriatrician. Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Assistive Technology Assessments. Section III: Assistive Technology Devices and Services: Systemic User Experience. Web Solutions for Rehabilitation and Daily Life. Brain-Computer Interfaces: The New Landscape in Assistive Technology. New Rehabilitation Opportunities for Persons with Multiple Disabilities Through the Use of Microswitch Technology. Methods and Technologies for Leisure, Recreation, and an Accessible Sport. Index.

About the Editors

Marcia J. Scherer is the President of the Institute for Matching Person and Technology and a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA.

Stefano Federici is Associate Professor of Human and Educational Science at the University of Perugia, Italy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation