Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities / Edition 1

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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.

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This brief textbook is intended to acquaint students with information about assistive technology adaptations. Chapters discuss topics like assessment, mobility, communication, access to information, academic instruction, anchoring instruction, and independent living. Appendices include a glossary, the text of Section 508, and a list of vendors. Diane Pedrotty Bryant teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. Brian Bryant is associated with Psycho-Educational Services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205327157
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/12/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction to Assistive Technology Devices and Services 1
Ch. 2 Adaptations Framework for Considering Assistive Technology 22
Ch. 3 Assistive Technology Assessments 47
Ch. 4 Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Mobility for Individuals with Physical Impairments 67
Ch. 5 Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Speech Communication 89
Ch. 6 Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Access to Information 111
Ch. 7 Integrating Assistive Technology Adaptations into Academic Instruction 134
Ch. 8 Anchoring Instruction for Students with Disabilities 174
Ch. 9 Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Independent Living 194
App. A: Glossary of Assistive Technology Terms 223
App. B: Section 508 228
App. C: Listing of Assistive Technology Vendors 230
References 254
Index 255
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