This volume informs physical therapists, occupational therapists, and rehabilitation technologists about the devices that are available today and provides important background information on these devices. Nationally recognized leaders in rehabilitation technology service delivery share their practical expertise. Each chapter provides sources--suggested readings and professional organizations--for further information on each topic. This volume will be useful in the future in giving professionals a method for seeing where new devices fit into the spectrum of assistive technology.
Table of Contents
- Overview of Rehabilitation Technology
- Seating Systems: The Therapist and Rehabilitation Engineering Team
- In Search of Power for the Pediatric Client
- A Developmental Approach to the Use of Toys for Facilitation of Environmental Control
- Computer Access
- Pediatric Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Funding for Assistive Technology and Related Services: An Annotated Bibliography
Glenn Hedman, MEME, BSBE, is Director of the Assistive Technology Unit of the University of Illinois at Chicago's University Affiliated Program. The center works with clients and their needs in environmental control, computer access, augmentative communication, mobility, seating, and worksite modification. Active in the field of rehabilitation technology for nearly a decade, Mr. Hedman is the past director of the Department of Rehabilitation Engineering at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Mr. Hedman received his Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned his Master of Engineering degree in the Rehabilitation Engineering Graduate Program ·from the University of Virginia.