Assistive Technology: Principles and Applications for Communication Disorders and Special Education

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Oliver Wendt, Raymond W. Quist, Lyle L. Lloyd
BRILL, 2011 - Education - 547 pages
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This book provides readers with vast knowledge of practical applications, theoretical models, services and evidence-based solutions in the areas of assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). It aims to equip practicing clinicians, educators and students with the necessary background to use AT and AAC with their clients. This book also sheds light on the many different roles and functions of AT and AAC for a large variety of clinical populations, and suggests solutions the reader can implement immediately. Although a particular focus is set on communication disorders, described applications and resources also apply to individuals with developmental disabilities and sensory impairments. In addition to outlining most recent low and high technology, this book makes a particularly strong effort to teach general principles and guidelines for successful AT and AAC interventions regardless of what particular technology is used. This resource is a crucial addition to the bookshelf of any professional dealing with AT and/or AAC, including speech-language pathologists, special educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, early intervention specialists, students in professional programs, users of AT or AAC, their families, and applied researchers. This is a must read for novices and seasoned professional alike.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 DEFINITIONS HISTORY AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
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HISTORY AND FUNDAMENTALS
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CHAPTER 3 SOFTWARE AND INTERNET RESOURCES FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COM...
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CHAPTER 4 UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES FOR USING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
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CHAPTER 5 HUMAN FACTORS IN THE EVALUATION AND USE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
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CHAPTER 6 LOW TECHNOLOGY
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CHAPTER 7 HIGH TECHNOLOGY
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CHAPTER 8 SYNTHETIC SPEECH
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CHAPTER 10 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR DEAFNESS AND HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
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CHAPTER 11 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR VISUAL AND DUALSENSORY IMPAIRMENTS
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CHAPTER 12 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR MOBILITY SEATING AND POSITIONING
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CHAPTER 13 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR DAILY LIVING
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CHAPTER 14 DOCUMENTATION AND FUNDING ISSUES CONCERNING ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
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THE FUTURE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
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AUTHOR INDEX
525
SUBJECT INDEX
539

CHAPTER 9 LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY
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