Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
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.
- Focus on clinical application guides you in applying concepts to real-world situations.
- Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) framework demonstrates assistive technology within common, everyday contexts for more relevant application.
- Review questions and chapter summaries in each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas where more study is needed.
- Assistive Technology for Cognitive Augmentation chapter gives you a foundation in the growing use of assistive technology to enhance human cognitive processes.
- Technologies that Aid Transportation familiarizes you with the many options of transportation assistance available and helps you determine which are right for your clients.
- Separate chapters on sensory aid for visual and auditory impairment provide additional strategies in these key assistive areas.
- Bound-in companion CD-ROM features videos of assessment and device use that helps you visualize procedures and reinforce your clinical application skills.
- Evolve resources test your understanding of terms and concepts and link you to supplemental sources for further research.
- Additional case studies throughout the text prepare you for practice with realistic client scenarios.
- Expanded evidence-based content supports concepts with real-world research data.
- Additional photographs, illustrations, tables, and boxes provide clear visual references and quick access to important information.
1. Principles of Assistive Technology: Introducing the Human Activity Assistive Technology Model
2. Technologies That Assist People Who Have Disabilities
3. Activity, Human, and Context: The Human Doing an Activity in Context
4. Ethical Issues in Assistive Technology
5. Delivering Assistive Technology Services to the Consumer
6. Making the Connection: User Inputs for Assistive Technologies
7. Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies
8. Accessing Mainstream Information and Communication Technologies: The Technology and the Web
9. Enabling Function and Participation with Seating Technologies
10. Technologies That Enable Mobility
11. Technologies That Aid Transportation
12. Technologies That Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment
13. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments
14. Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairment
15. Assistive Technologies for Cognitive Augmentation
16. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems
Albert M. Cook, PhD, PE (ret.), Professor Emeritus
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Alberta
Canada and Janice Miller Polgar, BScOT, PhD, FCAOT, Professor Emerita, School of Occupational Therapy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada