Cook and Hussey

Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies

Principles and Practice

Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with the latest edition of this comprehensive text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by the authors, the book provides detailed coverage of the broad range of devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. This new edition has been expanded and updated, and features new multimedia components that further demonstrate how to apply the concepts you've learned to real-world practice.

Hardbound, 592 Pages

Published: September 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03907-9


  • Part 1: Introduction and Framework

    1. Introduction and Overview

    2. A Framework for Assistive Technologies

    3. The Disabled Human User of Assistive Technologies

    Part 2: Service Delivery in Assistive Technologies

    4. Delivering Assistive Technology Services to the Customer

    5. Funding Assistive Technology Services and Systems

    Part 3: The Activities: General Purpose Assistive Technologies

    6. Seating Systems as Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies

    7. The Human-Assistive Technology Interface

    8. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairment

    9. Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairment

    Part 4: The Activities: Performance Areas

    10. Assistive Technology for Cognitive Augmentation

    11. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems

    12. Technologies that Enable Mobility

    13. Technologies that Enable Transportation

    14. Technologies that Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment

    Part 5: The Contexts for Assistive Technology Applications

    15. Assistive Technologies in the Context of the Classroom

    16. Assistive Technologies in the Context of Work

    Appendix: Resources



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