Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities / Edition 1

Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities / Edition 1

by Diane Pedrotty Bryant, Brian R. Bryant, Brian R. Bryant
     
 

ISBN-10: 020532715X

ISBN-13: 9780205327157

Pub. Date: 07/12/2002

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This new book provides a lifespan and multidisciplinary approach to a discussion of the use of current technology in the fields of special education, rehabilitation, speech-language pathology, and other disciplines.

Chapters include information about assistive technology that promotes knowledge and skills, and activities are dispersed throughout the book to keep

Overview

This new book provides a lifespan and multidisciplinary approach to a discussion of the use of current technology in the fields of special education, rehabilitation, speech-language pathology, and other disciplines.

Chapters include information about assistive technology that promotes knowledge and skills, and activities are dispersed throughout the book to keep readers engaged and to make concrete the practical applications and opportunities that good technology provides for persons with disabilities.

Those in the field of special education, and/or technology training.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205327157
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/12/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Chapters begin with “Objectives” and “Making Connections” and conclude with “Summary” and “Discussion Questions.”

Preface.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Assistive Technology (At) Devices and Services.

Assistive Technology Defined.

Historical Overview of Assistive Technology.

Multidisciplinary Nature of at Service Provision.

Chapter 2. Adaptations Framework for Considering Assistive Technology.

Introduction to the Adaptations Framework.

Setting-Specific Demands.

Person-Specific Characteristics.

Adaptations.

Evaluation of Effectiveness of Adaptations.

Chapter 3. Assistive Technology Assessments.

Overview of Assessment Issues.

Overview of General Assessments.

Assistive Technology Assessments.

Assessment Components.

Chapter 4. Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Mobility for Individual with Physical Impairments.

Introduction to Mobility Adaptations.

Basic Design Considerations.

Seating and Positioning Issues.

Chapter 5. Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Speech Communication.

Nature of Spoken Language.

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems.

Selection Techniques for Aided Communication Systems.

Overview of Nonelectronic Systems and Electronic Devices.

Chapter 6. Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Access to Information.

Introduction to Information Access.

Computer Access.

Telecommunication.

Listening and Print Access.

Chapter 7. Integrating ATAdaptations into Academic Instructions.

Introduction to Integrating at Adaptation into Academic Instruction.

Designing Instruction.

Reading.

Writing.

Mathematics.

Implementing Instruction.

Evaluating Instruction.

Chapter 8. Anchoring Instruction for Students with Disabilities.

Introduction to Anchoring Instruction.

Defining Anchoring Instruction.

Implementing Anchoring Instruction.

Developing Anchors.

Benefits of Anchoring Instruction.

Challenges of Anchoring Instruction.

Chapter 9. Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Independent Living.

Introduction to Independent Living.

Devices for Daily Life.

Switches and Scanning.

Environmental Control Units.

Access to Management Devices.

Mobility.

Appendix A. Glossary of Terms.

Appendix B. Section 508.

Appendix C. Listing of Assistive Technology Vendors.

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