Clinician's Guide to Assistive Technology by Don A. Olson, Frank DeRuyter

By Don A. Olson, Frank DeRuyter

This beneficial source is designed to supply healthcare execs particular information regarding the varied quarter of assistive know-how. It covers the range of know-how to be had and explains the variations of the know-how, in addition to how various units interact. the 1st part offers the basics of assistive expertise, discussing concerns corresponding to existence span issues, environmental context, and investment and public coverage. the subsequent part delves into issues particularly suitable for sufferer care, together with machine entry and substitute communique. Sections on manipulation, ambulation, and locomotion applied sciences are mentioned subsequent, targeting units that help with higher and reduce physique functionality. this article ends with a dialogue of applied sciences for environments within the genuine international.

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Speaks his input, which the DragonDictate software converts to text. In class, he tape-records the teacher’s lesson so that he can review the information at home. ’s friend always makes him an extra copy of his notes. In gym, he uses a personal voice amplification system so that he can be heard above the noise as he referees the volleyball game. After school, his mom picks him up and takes him for his horseback riding lesson, and soon he is riding high in the saddle, grabbing on to the saddle bar that replaces the conventional horn on the Western saddle.

One does not need to earn the right to assistive technology. Use decision-making models that are based on prerequisites with caution. Most could not ride a bicycle until a bike is acquired on which to learn. Has the consumer and provider had realistic trial opportunities and other experiences with the assistive technology in question? Have the consumer and provider been careful to not rule out assistive technology without a thorough evaluation of these experiences? Has the support for successful use been provided so that neither the consumer’s disability nor the technology is blamed if use of the technology is not successful?

Procurement or use of a device is not the goal. Most frequently, use of the device follows if it succeeds in helping a user accomplish a meaningful task or activity more effectively and efficiently. The best technology is the technology that works well for the individual. Consider also that assistive devices are similar to fertilizer—more is not necessarily better. 30 CHAPTER 2 Contexts: Assistive Technology at Home, School, Work, and in the Community What is it that technology can help the consumer do, cannot do or cannot do well, comfortably, or without great effort?

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