Printer Friendly

Rehabilitation Technology.

Glenn Hedman, Editor. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. 173 pages. Hardcover, $29.95.

In each of the articles in this special collection, the reader will find several common messages. All of the authors show the use of technology can really make a difference. The examples which they provide show that appropriate technology can serve as an important part of the rehabilitation process.

The articles also emphasize the need for cooperation among disciplines in order to make the technology work. They go beyond the idea of a "team approach" to assistive technology The team is not just the clinical staff augumented by an engineer. The assistive technology team includes the traditional disciplines, the client, the family, the funding source, and the community in which the consumer lives.

The authors also make it clear that assistive technology does not belong to any specific field or discipline; rather, it cuts across nearly all professions in rehabilitation and special education.
COPYRIGHT 1992 U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:American Rehabilitation
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 22, 1992
Previous Article:Speech Synthesis: Technology for Disabled People.
Next Article:An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy in Psychiatry.

Related Articles
Geriatric Rehabilitation.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs: Putting Theory into Practice.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters