Key Features

  • UNIQUE! OTA focus provides you with the specific information occupational therapy assistants need to know to implement and utilize assistive technologies.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of assistive technologies.
    • The AT industry
    • A historical perspective on the industry
    • Relevant legislation
    • Issues of professional practice
    • Service delivery in assistive technologies
    • General purpose assistive technologies
    • Specific areas of application for assistive technologies
    • And more
  • Content derived from market leader gives you similar chapters and organization to the Principles text, but has more of a focus on the practical skills and knowledge needed for the implementation of AT.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview

2. A Framework for Assistive Technologies

3. Disabled Human User of Assistive Technologies

4. Seating Systems as Extrinsic Enablers for Assistive Technologies

5. Making the Connection: User Inputs for Assistive Technologies

6. Control Interfaces for Assistive Technologies

7. Computer Access Ð Augmenting the Keyboard and Mouse

8. Sensory Aids for Persons with Visual Impairments

9. Sensory Aids for Persons with Auditory Impairments

10. Assistive Technologies to Aid Cognitive Function

11. Augmentative and Alternative Communication

12. Technologies That Enable Mobility

13. Technologies for Transportation and Driving

14. Technologies That Aid Manipulation and Control of the Environment


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About the authors

Albert Cook

Alternate address

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Janice Polgar

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Occupational Therapy, Elborn College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada