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Title Assistive technology : principles and applications for communication disorders and special education. / edited by Oliver Wendt, Raymond Quist, Lyle Lloyd.
Imprint Bingley : Emerald Group Pub., 2011.
Edition First edition.

Series Augmentative and alternative communication perspectives ; 4
Augmentative and alternative communication perspectives series ; 4.
Subject People with disabilities -- Means of communication -- Technological innovations.
Communication devices for people with disabilities.
Communication Aids for Disabled.
Communication Disorders -- rehabilitation.
Disabled Persons.
Education, Special.
Alt Name Wendt, Oliver, 1974-
Quist, Raymond W.
Lloyd, Lyle L.
Description 1 online resource (530 pages).
Edition First edition.
Contents Ch. 1 Definitions, History, And Legal Aspects Of Assistive Technology / Lyle L. Lloyd -- Introduction -- Definitions, History, and Legislation -- Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication -- Definitions of Technology -- Examples of Assistive Technology Uses -- The Relationship of AAC to AT -- Historical Overview of Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication -- Historical Perspective on Assistive Technology -- Historical Perspective on Augmentative and Alternative Communication -- Federal Legislation Promoting the Development of AT and AAC -- Summary -- References -- ch. 2 Computers: History And Fundamentals / Raymond W. Quist -- Introduction -- Computer Developments -- Early Computer Developments -- Recent Computer Developments -- Computer Fundamentals and Concepts -- Digital Logic: The Language of the Computer -- Digital Logic: Units and Organization -- Computer Components -- Motherboard.
The Basic Input-Output System -- Microprocessor -- Registers -- Arithmetic and Logic Unit -- Control Unit -- Computer Bus -- Address Bus -- Data Bus -- Control Bus -- Expansion Bus -- Memory and Storage -- Memory -- Storage -- Floppy Disk Drive -- Communicating with the Microprocessor -- Computer Peripherals -- Input Devices -- Keyboard -- Keyboard Emulators -- Mouse, Trackball, Trackpad, and Joystick -- Optical Input Devices -- Auditory Input -- Output Devices -- Monitors -- Printers -- USB Ports -- Thunderbolt Technology -- Operating Systems -- Windows® -- Macintosh -- Linux -- Computer Applications -- Software Applications -- Word Processing Applications -- Spreadsheet Applications -- Database Applications -- Multimedia Applications -- Digital Photography -- Movies and Movie Editing -- Teaching -- Internet Applications and Resources -- Computer Setup and Problem Solving -- Summary -- References.
Ch. 3 Software And Internet Resources For Assistive Technology And Augmentative And Alternative Communication / Jessica M. Weed -- Introduction -- AAC and AT Software -- Types of AAC and AT Software -- Communication Software -- Educational Software -- Administrative Software -- Considerations for Selection and Evaluation of AAC and AT Software -- Sources for AAC and AT Software -- Technical Considerations -- User Considerations -- Age -- Curriculum Compatibility -- Future Goals -- Gender -- Learning Style -- Performance Level -- Previous Experiences and Preference -- Guidelines for Locating and Evaluating Resources on the World Wide Web -- AAC and AT Resources on the Internet and World Wide Web -- Locating Quality Resources on the Internet -- General Precautions -- Locating Quality Resources on the Internet -- Metasearches and Metasearch Engines -- Gateway Sites -- Evaluation of AAC/AT Websites -- Accuracy -- Authority -- Objectivity -- Currency.
Coverage -- Summary -- References -- ch. 4 Universal Principles And Guidelines For Using Assistive Technology / Lyle L. Lloyd -- Introduction -- Universal Principles in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology -- Principle of Parsimony -- Case Example -- Principle of Minimal Learning -- Case Example -- Principle of Minimal Energy -- Case Example -- Principle of Minimal Interference -- Case Example -- Principle of Best Fit -- Case Example -- Principle of Practicality and Use -- Case Example -- Principle of Using Evidence-Based Practice -- Case Example -- Evidence-based Practice in Assistive Technology -- Why Use Evidence-Based Practice? -- Hierarchy of Evidence -- Implementing EBP in AAC and AT -- Develop an Answerable Question -- Selecting Evidence Sources and Executing a Search Strategy -- Examining the Evidence -- Applying the Evidence -- Evaluating the Evidence Application -- Disseminate the Findings -- Summary -- Notes.
Dysfunction and Effect -- The Somatosenses -- Tactile Sensations -- Localization and Discrimination of Tactile Sensations -- Lateral inhibition -- Active vs. Passive Touch -- Thermal Sensations -- Pain Sensation -- Sensory Adaptation -- Proprioceptive Stimulation -- Dysfunction and Effect -- The Motor System -- Neuroanatomy of Major Motor Systems -- Implications at the Neuro-anatomical Level -- Movement, Feedback, and Reflexes -- Characteristics of Muscles -- Characteristics of Movement -- Dysfunction and Effects -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- ch. 6 Low Technology / Juan Bornman -- Introduction -- Nonelectronic Communication Displays -- Communication Displays -- Object Communication Displays -- Visual Schedules -- Communication Boards -- Creative Displays -- Displays with Detachable Symbols -- Communication Vests -- Communication Books. Files, and Flip-up Photograph Albums -- Pocket Sized Communication Books or Business Card Folders.
Eye-Gaze Transfer Display (E-TRAN) -- Auditory Scanning Chart -- Specialized Strategies Using Paper-Based Materials -- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) -- Aided Language Stimulation -- Remnant Books -- Topic Cards and Joke Cards -- Communication Dictionaries -- Adapted Books -- Adapted Writing Materials -- Electronic Communication Aids -- Switches -- Electronic Indicators -- Clock Scanners -- Light Beams -- Attention-Getters Buzzers -- Analog Recorders -- Digital Recorders -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- ch. 7 High Technology / Kathleen B. Fabrikant -- Introduction -- Basic Principles of High-Technology Assistive Devices -- High Technology versus Low Technology -- Dedicated versus Non-Dedicated Devices -- Alternative Access -- Adapted Mouse -- Switch-Adapted Mouse -- Vertical Mouse -- Foot-Controlled Mouse -- Trackballs -- Joysticks -- Touch Pads -- Trackpads -- Touch Screens -- MouseKeys -- Eye-Controlled Input.
Synthesized Speech -- Perception of Synthetic and Natural Speech by Individuals Without Impairments -- Perception of Synthetic versus Natural Speech -- Single Words -- Sentences -- Discourse -- Comparison of Synthetic Speech Perception across Synthesizers -- Intelligibility -- Practice Effects -- Perception of Synthetic Speech by Individuals with Intellectual Impairments -- Single Words and Sentences -- Discourse -- Practice Effects -- Perception of Synthetic Speech by Individuals with Associated Impairments -- Conclusions and Implications -- References -- ch. 9 Literacy And Technology / Julie W. Scherz -- Introduction -- Literacy Development -- Literacy Development in Children with Disabilities -- Effects of Graphic Representation Systems on Literacy Development -- Technology Tools for Literacy Development -- General Use of Technology Tools -- Reading -- Writing -- Speech Recognition -- Spelling -- Future Directions -- Summary -- Acknowledgments.
Visual Devices Using Sign -- Engiish-to-Sign Translators -- Sign-to-English Translators -- Cell Phones and Videophones -- Video-Conferencing Equipment/Video Remote-Interpreting/Video Relay Service -- Technology to Write Using Fingerspelling, Sign, and or Gestures -- Alerting Devices for Safety -- Adapted Alarm Clocks and Watch Alarms -- Door or Phone Signalers -- Smoke or Carbon Monoxide Detectors -- Strobe Flasher -- Miscellaneous Alerting Systems -- Devices Used in the Community -- Visual Remote-Controlled Locators -- Public Address System Incorporating Sign Language -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- ch. 11 Assistive Technology For Visual And Dual-Sensory Impairments / Barbara L. Loeding -- Introduction -- Assistive Technology for Visual Impairments -- Continuum of Vision -- Types of Visual Impairments -- High Technology Devices to Improve or Substitute for Sight -- Artificial Vision Implants -- Lens Implants.
Corneal Implant and Artificial Cornea -- Telescope Eye Prosthesis -- Cortical Brain Implant -- Retinal Implant -- External Visual Devices -- Electronic Eyeglasses -- Visual Prostheses for Image Magnification -- Image-audio Transformation -- Tactile Transformation System -- Wireless Remote System -- Low and High Technology to Improve Orientation and Mobility -- Guide Dogs -- White Canes -- Electronic Travel Aids (ETAs) -- Audio Remote-Controlled Locators or Brightly Colored Large Tags -- High-Tech Navigation Devices -- Laser, RFID, Sonar/Ultrasound, and Lighted Canes/Devices -- Talking Street Signs and Elevators -- Low and High Technology for Reading and Writing or to Provide an Alternative to Text -- Braille and Nemeth Code -- Braille Printers/Embossers -- Braille Writers -- Low-Tech Notetaking Devices (Slate and Stylus) -- High-Tech Notetaking Devices -- Refreshable/Paperless Braille Displays -- Large Print, Audio Books, and Talking Music.
Large Print -- Audio Books, Audio Magazines, and Talking Music -- Optical Character Recognition and Speech Synthesis -- Reading Devices -- Screen Access Software -- Magnifiers -- Simple Magnifiers -- Close Circuit Televisions (CCTV) -- Screen Magnification Systems and Software -- Low and High Technology for Activities of Daily Living -- Low and High Technology for Leisure, Recreation, and Community -- Access in School or at Home -- Access to Exercise, Individual, and Team Sports -- Access to Recreational Reading -- Access to Games and Other Indoor Leisure Activities -- Access to the Community -- Assistive Technology for Dual-Sensory Impairments -- Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants for DSI -- Vibrotactile Pagers -- Specific Low and High Technology Devices for DSI -- Situational Awareness -- Mobility -- Leisure -- Communication -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References.
Ch. 12 Assistive Technology For Mobility, Seating, And Positioning / Lyle L. Lloyd -- Introduction -- Mobility Devices -- Walking Canes -- Walkers and Rollators -- Wheelchairs -- Manual Wheelchairs -- Types of Manual Wheelchairs -- Wheelchair Components -- Power Wheelchairs -- Mobility Scooters -- Mobility Device Accessories -- Walking Aid and Rollator Accessories -- Wheelchair Accessories -- Scooter Accessories -- Seating and Positioning -- Measurement of Seating Variables -- Seat Width -- Seat Depth -- Seat Back Height -- Optimum Seated Posture -- Pelvic Stability -- Lower Extremity Stability -- Upper Extremity Stability -- Proximal versus Distal Stability -- Accessories to Seating and Positioning -- Seat Base Cushions -- Seat Back Cushions -- Positioning Belts -- Positioning Devices -- Wheelchair Tilts -- Wheelchair Ramps -- Lifting and Transferring for Repositioning -- Principles of Body Mechanics -- Additional Guidelines for Specific Postures.
Purpose of Documentation -- How to Document? -- Funding streams -- Public: Medical -- Medicare and Medicaid -- Public: Nonmedical -- Education -- Vocational Rehabilitation -- Additional Federal Legislation -- Alternative Finance Programs (AFPs) -- Private: Medical -- Private: Nonmedical -- Advocacy -- Summary -- References -- Appendix A Sample ICD-9 Codes and Current Procedural Terminology (CPTi -- Appendix B Critical Steps in the Documentation Process -- Appendix C Recent U.S. Federal Legislation that Applies to Assbtive Technology -- Appendix D Medicare Regional Medical Review Policy (RMRPI Coverage and Payment Rules -- Appendix E Sample Plan of Treatment -- Appendix F Documentation Log for Private Insurance Funding Sources -- ch. 15 Epilogue: The Future Of Assistive Technology / Oliver Wendt -- Introduction -- Future Issues and Directions -- Current Advances in Technology -- Future Trends -- Importance of Universal Principles and Evidence-Based Practice -- Summary -- References.
Summary References -- ch. 13 Assistive Technology For Daily Living / Linda J.S. Koehler -- Introduction -- Assistive Technology in the Home -- Self-care, Dressing, Grooming, and Hygiene -- Eating and Food Preparation -- Environmental Control Units and Household Aids -- Conclusion -- Assistive Technology for Leisure and Recreation -- Toys and Games -- Crafts, Hobbies, and Leisure Activities -- Sports and Recreation -- Organizations Promoting Recreation and Leisure for Individuals with Disabilities -- Conclusion -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- ch. 14 Documentation And Funding Issues Concerning Assistive Technology / Harry (Bud) Rizer -- Introduction -- What is Documentation and What Does it Achieve? -- Who is Required to Provide Documentation? -- When to Document -- Intake Interview -- Initial Assessment -- Initial Implementation of AT -- Final Implementation of AT -- Training in Use of AT -- Summary and Recommendations -- Follow-up.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781780522951 (electronic bk.)
1780522959 (electronic bk.)
9781780522944 (Cloth)
1780522940 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613320179
OCLC # 760992517
Additional Format Print version: Assistive technology. Bingley : Emerald, 2011 9781780522944