9780205327157

Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205327157

  • ISBN10:

    020532715X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction to Assistive Technology Devices and Services
1(21)
Objectives
1(1)
Making Connections
1(1)
Assistive Technology defined
2(7)
Focus on 1.1
9(1)
Historical over View of Assistive Technology
9(9)
Personal Perspectives 1.1
16(2)
Focus on 1.2
18(1)
Multidisciplinary Nature of Assistive Technology Service Provision
18(1)
Summary
19(1)
Discussion Questions
20(1)
References
20(2)
Adaptations Framework for Considering Assistive Technology
22(25)
Objectives
22(1)
Making Connections
22(1)
Introduction to the Adaptations Framework
23(7)
Personal Perspective 2.1
27(3)
Setting-Specific Demands
30(4)
Person-Specific Characteristics
34(1)
Focus on 2.1
35(1)
Adaptations
35(6)
Focus on 2.2
37(3)
Focus on 2.3
40(1)
Focus on 2.4
41(1)
Evaluation of Effectiveness of Adaptations
41(3)
Focus on 2.5
43(1)
Summary
44(1)
Discussion Questions
44(1)
References
44(3)
Assistive Technology Assessments
47(20)
Objectives
47(1)
Making Connections
47(1)
Overview of General Assessment Issues
48(11)
Focus on 3.1
59(1)
Assistive Technology Assessments
59(4)
Focus on 3.2
62(1)
Assessment Components
63(2)
Focus on 3.3
64(1)
Summary
65(1)
References
65(2)
Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Mobility for Individuals with Physical Impairments
67(22)
Objectives
67(1)
Making Connections
67(1)
Introduction to Mobility Adaptations
68(11)
Focus on 4.1
70(2)
Personal Perspective 4.1
72(7)
Focus on 4.2
79(1)
Basic Design Considerations
79(4)
Focus on 4.3
83(1)
Seating and Positioning Issues
83(4)
Personal Perspective 4.2
84(3)
Focus on 4.4
87(1)
Summary
87(1)
Discussion Questions
87(1)
References
88(1)
Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Speech Communication
89(22)
Objectives
89(1)
Making Connections
89(1)
Nature of Spoken Language
90(3)
Focus on 5.1
93(1)
Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems
93(5)
Focus on 5.2
94(4)
Focus on 5.3
98(1)
Selection Techniques for Aided Communication Systems
98(3)
Overview of Nonelectronic Systems and Electronic Devices
101(5)
Focus on 5.4
102(4)
Summary
106(4)
Discussion Questions
110(1)
References
110(1)
Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Access to Information
111(23)
Objectives
111(1)
Making Connections
111(1)
Introduction to Information Access
112(1)
Computer Access
112(10)
Focus on 6.1
122(1)
Telecommunication
122(2)
Focus on 6.2
123(1)
Listening and Print Access
124(8)
Personal Perspective 6.1
125(7)
Focus on 6.3
132(1)
Summary
132(1)
Discussion Questions
132(1)
References
133(1)
Integrating Assistive Technology Adaptations into Academic Instruction
134(40)
Objectives
134(1)
Making Connections
135(1)
Introduction to Integrating Assistive Technology Adaptations Into Academic Instruction
135(1)
Designing Instruction
136(6)
Personal Perspective 7.1
137(2)
Focus on 7.1
139(3)
Reading
142(10)
Focus on 7.2
152(1)
Writing
152(8)
Personal Perspective 7.2
154(6)
Focus on 7.3
160(1)
Mathematics
160(6)
Focus on 7.4
166(1)
Implementing Instruction
166(1)
Focus on 7.5
167(1)
Evaluating Instruction
167(2)
Focus on 7.6
168(1)
Summary
169(2)
Discussion Questions
171(1)
References
171(3)
Anchoring Instruction for Students with Disabilities
174(20)
Objectives
174(1)
Making Connections
174(1)
Introduction to Anchoring Instruction
175(2)
Focus on 8.1
177(1)
Defining Anchoring Instruction
177(4)
Focus on 8.2
180(1)
Implementing Anchoring Instruction
181(2)
Focus on 8.3
183(1)
Developing Anchors
183(1)
Focus on 8.4
184(1)
Benefits Of Anchoring Instruction
184(2)
Focus on 8.5
186(1)
Challenges of Anchoring Instruction
186(2)
Focus on 8.6
188(1)
Summary
188(2)
Personal Perspective 8.1
189(1)
Discussion Questions
190(1)
References
190(4)
Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Independent Living
194(29)
Objectives
194(1)
Making Connections
195(1)
Introduction to Independent Living
195(1)
Devices for Daily Life
196(9)
Personal Perspectives 9.1
197(8)
Focus on 9.1
205(1)
Switches and Scanning
205(4)
Focus on 9.2
209(1)
Environmental Control Units
209(3)
Focus on 9.3
212(1)
Access to Management Devices
212(2)
Focus on 9.4
213(1)
Mobility
214(7)
Focus on 9.5
218(1)
Personal Perspective 9.2
219(2)
Summary
221(1)
Discussion Questions
221(1)
References
222(1)
Appendix A Glossary of Assistive Technology Terms 223(5)
Appendix B Section 508 228(2)
Appendix C Listing of Assistive Technology Vendors 230(24)
References 254(1)
Index 255

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