Assistive technologies and other supports for people with brain impairment / by Marcia J. Scherer.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Springer Pub. Co., ©2012. Description: 1 online resource (xv, 384 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780826106469; 0826106463; 0826106455; 9780826106452; 1280128755; 9781280128752; 9786613532633; 6613532630Subject(s): Assistive computer technology | Self-help devices for people with disabilities | Brain -- Diseases | Self-Help Devices | Brain Diseases -- therapy | Disabled Persons | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Nervous System (incl. Brain) | MEDICAL -- Neurology | Assistive computer technology | Brain -- Diseases | Self-help devices for people with disabilitiesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Assistive technologies and other supports for people with brain impairment.DDC classification: 616.8 LOC classification: HV1569.5 | .S3 2012ebNLM classification: WL 348Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.