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Assistive technologies and other supports for people with brain impairment [electronic resource] / by Marcia J. Scherer.

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Author/Creator:
Scherer, Marcia J. (Marcia Joslyn), 1948-
Publication:
New York : Springer Pub. Co., c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (392 p.)
Subjects:
Assistive computer technology.
Self-help devices for people with disabilities.
Brain -- Diseases.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Integrating current research with the experiences of people with cognitive disabilities, this volume examines how assistive and cognitive support technologies are being harnessed to provide assistance for thinking, remembering, and learning. The book vividly describes real-life situations in which cognitively impaired individuals use assistive supports and the advantages and limitations these individuals perceive from their use. It provides information on how cognitively impaired individuals and their families and caregivers can select the most appropriate technologies from a wide array of acc
Contents:
The aging brain, when the mind dissolves
The brain born with a disability, when the mind grows
How the brain works
Treatment and rehabilitation practices : intervening in cognitive disability
The potential of technology to assist individuals with cognitive disabilities
Assistive technologies for mobility, communication, seeing, hearing, and activities for daily living
Assistive technologies for cognition
Environmental barriers and enablers
Getting support and services
Matching person and technology
The future is bright, but there are challenges.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-280-12875-5
9786613532633
0-8261-0646-3
OCLC:
772844978
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