Modern Morse Code in Rehabilitation and Education: New Applications in Assistive Technology / Edition 1

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Overview

Modern Morse Code in Rehabilitation and Education is designed to acquaint new learners with Morse Code and its clinical uses, while providing in-depth coverage of topics, detailed descriptions, examples, and explanations that will meet the needs of professionals. The author explains how basic body movements can be used to convey information to listeners and computer devices that translate Morse movements into speech, text, and graphics. In addition to covering the history and background of Morse Code, this book contains specific instructions on how to teach, learn, and use Morse and other encoding methods in clinical settings. This book also contains and describes many practical teaching aids and methods. For readers interested in the use of Morse Code in a clinical setting.

Covers background & history, specific instructions, clinical uses, esp. in rehab; learning & teaching activities; more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205287512
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/4/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter includes "Background and Rationale" and "Summary."

1. Why Morse Code … Now?
Modern Morse Code Rationales.
Disadvantages of Morse Code.
Advantages of Morse Code.

2. Origins of Morse Code.
A Brief History of Morse Code.
Modern Morse Code Developments.

3. Morse Code in Rehabilitation and Education.
History of Morse Code Applications in Clinical Settings.
Other Morse-Like Methods Used in Rehabilitation and Education.

4. No-Tech and Low-Tech Digital Encoding Applications.
Digital Encoding for Communication.

5. High-Tech Applications of Morse Code.
Descriptions of Current and Recent Morse Code Emulation Products.

6. Learning and Teaching Morse Code in Rehabilitation and Education Applications.
Purposes of This Chapter.
Who Can Use Morse Code?
Cognition and Morse Code.
Auditory-Based Methods for Learning and Teaching Morse Code.
Switch and Interface Access Evaluation.
Visual and Multimodal, Multisensory Methods for Learning and Teaching Morse Code.
Special Case: Morse Code as a Modified Direct Selection Method.

7. Current Issues and Future Directions.
Some Important Current Issues.
Awareness of Morse Code.
Refinement of Morse Code.
Refinements in Access to Morse Code.
Learning and Teaching Morse Code.

8. The Morse 2000 Worldwide Outreach.
How to Contact the Morse 2000 Worldwide Outreach.
Morse 2000 and the World Wide Web.
Morse 2000 Listserver.
Goals and Future Directions.

Glossary.

Appendix A: International MorseCode Character Set and Morse Codes for Other Languages — Charts.

Appendix B: Timing of Morse Code Elements.

Appendix C: Some Structures and Structures for Teaching and Learning Morse Code.

Appendix D: Comparisons of Morse Code Characters and Character Extensions across Several Adapted-Access Communication Devices.

Appendix E: Commercially-Available Products for Teaching and Learning Morse Code.

Appendix F: Morse Code Teaching Icons.

Appendix G: Multimedia Morse Code Teaching Icons.

Appendix H: Morsin' Around … Rhymes, Rhythms, and Touch to Help You Learn Morse Code Quickly.

Appendix I: Some Morse Code Adapted-Access and Emulation Programs and Devices.

Appendix J: Additional Resources.

Index.

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