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Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities, 2nd edition

  • Diane P. Bryant
  • Brian R. Bryant

Published by Pearson (July 7th 2011) - Copyright © 2012

2nd edition

Overview

Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities, Second Edition, includes eight comprehensive chapters that focus on devices and software to enhance the lives and promote the independence of people with disabilities. Updated with new research, content and features to address current developments in the field, the book approaches assistive technology and education in a lifespan, multidisciplinary manner by discussing the use of current technology in the fields of special education, rehabilitation, speech-language pathology, and other disciplines. Featured devices and software will help you understand how areas such as mobility, communication, education, independent living, and access to information media affect learning and living for individuals with disabilities. You will also gain a great understanding of the foundational and historical perspectives of AT, assessment, universal design, and the ADAPT framework, which is a tool to help educators make decisions about appropriate AT, student needs, and the demands of the environment.

Developed from the authors' years of experience teaching both K-12 students and adults, as well as their own framework for understanding assistive technology application and integrating technology into instruction, this new edition addresses assistive technology that promotes knowledge and skills, practical application and a myriad of opportunities that good technology provides for persons with disabilities.

Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Introduction to Assistive Technology Devices and Services    

Chapter 2

Considering, Selecting, and Evaluating Assistive Technology

Chapter 3

Assistive Technology Assessments    

Chapter 4

Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Mobility for Individuals with Physical Impairments    

Chapter 5

Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Speech

Chapter 6

Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Access to Information 

Chapter 7

Integrating Assistive Technology Adaptations into Academic Instruction 

Chapter 8

Assistive Technology Devices to Enhance Independent Living

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