Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities


The familiar image of the disabled tends to emphasize their limitations and reduced quality of life. However, many people with cognitive, motor, and other difficulties also have the capacity to enhance their social interactions, leisure pursuits and daily activities with the aid of assistive technology. Assistive devices from the simple to the sophisticated, have become essential to intervention programs for this population. And not surprisingly the numbers of devices available are growing steadily.

Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities offers expert analysis of pertinent issues coupled with practical discussion of solutions for effective support. Its comprehensive literature review describes current and emerging devices and presents evidence-based guidelines for matching promising technologies to individuals. Program outcomes are assessed, as are their potential impact on the future of the field. In addition, chapters provide detailed descriptions of the personal and social needs of the widest range of individuals with congenital and acquired conditions, including:

Acquired brain damage.
Communication impairment.
Attention and learning difficulties (with special focus on college students).
Visual impairment and blindness.
Autism spectrum disorders.
Behavioral and occupational disorders.
Alzheimer's disease.
Severe, profound and multiple impairments.

The scope and depth of coverage makes Assistive Technologies for People with Diverse Abilities an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in developmental psychology, rehabilitation medicine, educational technology, occupational therapy, speech pathology and clinical psychology.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0826199275
ISBN 13: 9780826199270

03 Dec 2013
Rick Robinson

ISBN 10: 1416405410
ISBN 13: 9781416405412

07 May 2013
Dr Paul W Power

ISBN 10: 147213995X
ISBN 13: 9781472139955

11 Apr 2017
Dr Carol Dweck

ISBN 10: 0553386697
ISBN 13: 9780553386691

29 Nov 2018
Daniel J. Siegel

ISBN 10: 1462522718
ISBN 13: 9781462522712

13 Jul 2015
David J. Wallin

ISBN 10: 0063092468
ISBN 13: 9780063092464

14 Oct 2021
Ross W Greene, PhD

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798986542904

01 Aug 2022
Aletha Jauch Solter

ISBN 10: 0399172440
ISBN 13: 9780399172441

03 Mar 2015
Dr. Robert Melillo

ISBN 10: 1473619386
ISBN 13: 9781473619388

15 Jan 2015
Dr Shefali Tsabary

ISBN 10: 1608688437
ISBN 13: 9781608688432

11 Oct 2022
Sharon Blackie

ISBN 10: 1529300460
ISBN 13: 9781529300468

19 Mar 2020
Mona Delahooke

ISBN 10: 0349431280
ISBN 13: 9780349431284

25 Aug 2022
Sarah Ockwell-Smith