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Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect

Christine Lefaivre

August 07, 2014

The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect is a groundbreaking treatment for those suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This strategy is different from most others because it is individually designed for each client and focuses on the cognitive retraining of the brain based on pre-injury lifestyle as...

Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence

Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence

Richard J. Siegert, William M. M. Levack

July 10, 2014

Written to provide clinicians, educators, researchers, and students in rehabilitation with a comprehensive overview of the theory, practice, and evidence base of goal setting, this first-of-its-kind reference provides an authoritative, state-of-the-art knowledge of the practice. The authors cover a...

Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities

Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities

Teodiano Freire Bastos-Filho, Dinesh Kumar, Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan

May 05, 2014

The development and application of assistive technology can help those with reduced abilities improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on others. Written in layman’s terms, Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities provides research and information on...

Computer Systems Experiences of Users with and Without Disabilities: An Evaluation Guide for Professionals

Computer Systems Experiences of Users with and Without Disabilities: An Evaluation Guide for Professionals

Simone Borsci, Masaaki Kurosu, Stefano Federici, Maria Laura Mele

November 18, 2013

This book provides the necessary tools for the evaluation of the interaction between the user who is disabled and the computer system that was designed to assist that person. The book creates an evaluation process that is able to assess the user's satisfaction with a developed system. Presenting a...

Computer Access for People with Disabilities: A Human Factors Approach

Computer Access for People with Disabilities: A Human Factors Approach

Richard C. Simpson

January 11, 2013

Incorporating Compass Computer Access Assessment software, Computer Access for People with Disabilities: A Human Factors Approach provides the information clinicians need to know in order to provide effective alternative computer access solutions to individuals with disabilities. Originally...

Assistive Technology for Blindness and Low Vision

Assistive Technology for Blindness and Low Vision

Roberto Manduchi, Sri Kurniawan

October 26, 2012

Assistive technology has made it feasible for individuals with a wide range of impairments to engage in many activities, such as education and employment, in ways not previously possible. The key factor is to create consumer-driven technologies that solve the problems by addressing the needs of...

Quality of Life Technology Handbook

Quality of Life Technology Handbook

Richard Schulz

October 03, 2012

A collaboration between leading scientists, practitioners, and researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, this book is a comprehensive resource describing Quality of Life technologies and their development, evaluation, adoption, and commercialization. It takes an...

Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation: From Impairment to Participation

Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation: From Impairment to Participation

Marcia Finlayson

August 01, 2012

"MS is always in the back of your mind. If there is something you want to do, you always wonder if the MS will allow you do to it."—Darlene, living with MS for 22 years Living with multiple sclerosis (MS) is challenging and multidimensional. MS pervades all aspects of life: one’s body becomes...

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer

March 26, 2012

The process of matching a person who has a disability with the most appropriate assistive technology requires a series of assessments, typically administered by multidisciplinary teams at specialized centers for technical aid. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook fills the need for a reference...

Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Asthma

Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Asthma

Colin R. Martin, Victor R. Preedy

January 18, 2012

Healthcare professionals have become more educated in recent years. As such, the demand for comprehensive and focused evidenced-based texts and scientific literature covering single areas of nursing and healthcare science or treatment has also increased. This volume covers a range to issues related...

Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Arthritis

Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Arthritis

Colin R. Martin, Victor R. Preedy

January 18, 2012

Evidenced-based texts are taking on a greater role in the education of healthcare providers. With an emphasis on this modality, this volume explores several topics related to the treatment of patients with the autoimmune form of arthritis known as rheumatoid arthritis. Topics include disease...

Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Angina

Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Angina

Colin R. Martin, Victor R. Preedy

December 20, 2011

Practice and Procedures are continually changing with a corresponding improvement in healthcare. Concomitantly, the demand for comprehensive and focused evidenced-based text and scientific literature covering single areas of nursing and healthcare science or treatment has also increased. The volume...