Assistive Technologies

Principles and Practice

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Author: Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291015

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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It’s here: the latest edition of the one text you need to master assistive strategies, make confident clinical decisions, and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model, Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition 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. Updated and expanded, this new edition features coverage of new ethical issues, more explicit applications of the HAAT model, and a variety of global issues highlighting technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) framework demonstrates assistive technology within common, everyday contexts for more relevant application. Focus on clinical application guides you in applying concepts to real-world situations. Review questions and chapter summaries in each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas where more study is needed. Content on the impact of AT on children and the role of AT in play and education for children with disabilities demonstrates how AT can be used for early intervention and to enhance development. Coverage of changing AT needs throughout the lifespan emphasizes how AT fits into people’s lives and contributes to their full participation in society. Principles and practice of assistive technology provides the foundation for effective decision-making. NEW! Global issues content broadens the focus of application beyond North America to include technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. NEW! Ethical issues and occupational justice content exposes you to vital information as you start interacting with clients. NEW! More case studies added throughout the text foster an understanding of how assistive technologies are used and how they function. NEW! Updated content reflects current technology and helps keep you current. NEW! Explicit applications of the HAAT model in each of the chapters on specific technologies and more emphasis on the interactions among the elements make content even easier to understand.

Assistive Technologies

Principles and Practice

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Author: Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323096317

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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It's here: the latest edition of the one text you need to master assistive strategies, make confident clinical decisions, and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model, Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition 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. Updated and expanded, this new edition features coverage of new ethical issues, more explicit applications of the HAAT model, and a variety of global issues highlighting technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) framework demonstrates assistive technology within common, everyday contexts for more relevant application. Focus on clinical application guides you in applying concepts to real-world situations. Review questions and chapter summaries in each chapter help you assess your understanding and identify areas where more study is needed. Content on the impact of AT on children and the role of AT in play and education for children with disabilities demonstrates how AT can be used for early intervention and to enhance development. Coverage of changing AT needs throughout the lifespan emphasizes how AT fits into people's lives and contributes to their full participation in society. Principles and practice of assistive technology provides the foundation for effective decision-making. NEW! Global issues content broadens the focus of application beyond North America to include technology applications and service delivery in developing countries. NEW! Ethical issues and occupational justice content exposes you to vital information as you start interacting with clients. NEW! More case studies added throughout the text foster an understanding of how assistive technologies are used and how they function. NEW! Updated content reflects current technology and helps keep you current. NEW! Explicit applications of the HAAT model in each of the chapters on specific technologies and more emphasis on the interactions among the elements make content even easier to understand.

Cook and Hussey's Assistive Technologies- E-Book

Principles and Practice

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Author: Albert M. Cook,Janice Miller Polgar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323266304

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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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 title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included

Occupational Therapy Models for Intervention with Children and Families

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Author: Sandra Barker Dunbar

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556427633

Category: Medical

Page: 199

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This textbook explores recent theoretical models that enable occupational therapists to practice and interact with families in a more holistic and occupation-centered manner. It offers the latest information on viewing the broader contexts of environment and family in order to meet diverse occupational needs in a range of settings. The editor presents a variety of case scenarios that feature culturally diverse populations and varying diagnoses of children with occupational needs. With contributions from 11 leaders in occupational therapy, this comprehensive text is designed to increase awareness and understanding of theoretical models and their relationship to current occupational therapy practice with today's children and families. Traditional frames of reference in pediatric practice are explored, including sensory integration and neurodevelopmental treatment. Some current theoretical models discussed include the Model of Human Occupation, the Person-Environment-Occupation model, the Ecology of Human Performance model, and the Occupational Adaptation model. The new Occupational Therapy Practice Framework is incorporated throughout the text. Overall the textbook employs a practical approach to this significant aspect of pediatric practice in occupational therapy.

Rehabilitation Caseload Management

Concepts and Practice, Second Edition

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Author: Lee Ann R. Grubbs, PhD, CRC, CFLE,Jack L. Cassell, PhD,S. Wayne Mulkey, PhD, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104854

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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A new classic updated to provide the following: Improved Management Model with new terminology New chapters on case classifications in the VR process, rehabilitation caseload in the private sector, and technology Section on prime factors for establishing control New Service-Decision Model and Rehabiliation-Decision Model

Doing Psychology Critically

Making a Difference in Diverse Settings

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Author: Isaac Prilleltensky,Geoffrey Nelson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137168072

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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How can psychologists incorporate recent insights about power, values and inequality in their work? What is the role of social justice in the practice of psychology? In this highly readable book Prilleltensky and Nelson tackle these questions and propose workable solutions. This is the first book to translate into action the principles of critical psychology. Using a value-based framework the authors propose guidelines for training and critical practice in clinical, counselling, educational, health, community, and work settings. The authors base their approach on a combination of values for the promotion of personal, interpersonal, and collective well-being. They propose a set of values consisting of self determination, caring and compassion, health, respect for diversity, participation, community support and social justice. Because of its wide coverage, the book should be of interest to students and practitioners in psychology, mental health, and to users of psychological services in most fields of practice. Doing Psychology Critically: § translates critical psychology theory into practice § applies to most fields of applied psychology § is written in an accessible style § includes tables and diagrams that illustrate recommendations for practice § follows a coherent framework § is a useful resource for training programmes in health, clinical, counselling, educational, community, and organisational psychology ISAAC PRILLELTENSKY is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Wellness Promotion Unit at Victoria University in Melbourne. He is the author of The Morals and Politics of Psychology and co-editor of Critical Psychology: An Introduction (with Dennis Fox) and Promoting Family Wellness and Preventing Child Maltreatment (with Geoffrey Nelson and Leslea Peirson). GEOFFREY NELSON is Professor of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He has served as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and is the author of Shifting the Paradigm in Community Mental Health (with John Lord and Joanna Ochocka) and co-editor of Promoting Family Wellness: Fundamentals for Thinking and Action (with Isaac Prilleltensky and Leslea Peirson).

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition

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Author: Stefano Federici,Marcia Scherer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351230883

Category: Medical

Page: 489

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Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the biopsychosocial model of disability. The model provides reference guidelines for evidence-based practice, guiding both public and private centers that wish to compare, evaluate, and improve their ability to match a person with the correct technology model. This second edition also offers a contribution to the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative, whose activities are strongly focused on the assistive products service delivery model. Organized into three parts, the handbook: gives readers a toolkit for performing assessments; describes the roles of the assessment team members, among them the new profession of psychotechnologist; and reviews technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces, exoskeletons, and technologies for music therapy. Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents, offering a framework for future practice and research.

Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions

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Author: Ruth B. Purtilo,Regina F. Doherty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032332892X

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Ruth B. Purtilo appears first on the five previous editions.

Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning

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Author: Susan Bacorn Bastable,Pamela Gramet,Karen Jacobs,Deborah Sopczyk

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763792799

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning focuses on the role of the health professional as educator of patients/clients, staff, and students in the clinical arena and classroom settings. It covers key principles of teaching and learning in both scope and depth, providing information from research and practice on the educational process, the characteristics of the learner, and techniques and strategies of teaching and learning. This comprehensive text covers important topics including literacy; compliance and motivation; assessment of learning needs, learning styles, and readiness to learn; behavioral objectives; teaching methods; instructional materials; technology in education; gender, socioeconomic, and cultural influences on learning; and evaluation of teaching and learning. Case studies are provided in each chapter for application of the concepts, review questions at the end of each chapter assist the reader with review of the important material presented, and an instructor's manual provides numerous materials for presentation and testing of content. Unlike other textbooks on education, this text contains a comprehensive coverage of literacy in the adult client population, including guidelines on how to develop and/or critique printed education materials for effective patient/client teaching. It also includes a chapter on writing behavioral objectives and developing teaching plans and learning contracts. There are unique topics included in this text, such as the teaching and learning of motor skills, how to access motivation, the concept of the learning curve, the concept of the spacing effect (massed and distributive learning); gender, socioeconomic, and cultural attributes of the learner, working with a wide variety of diverse populations, and the ethics of student-teacher and client-teacher relationships. - Publisher.

Primer on measurement

an introductory guide to measurement issues, featuring the American Physical Therapy Association's standards for tests and measurements in physical therapy practice

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Author: Jules M. Rothstein,John L. Echternach

Publisher: Amer Physical Therapy Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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Pediatric Rehabilitation

Principles & Practices, Fourth Edition

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Author: Michael A. Alexander, MD,Dennis J. Matthews, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1935281658

Category: Medical

Page: 260

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A Doody's Core Title 2012 Thoroughly updated and expanded, the new edition of the classic comprehensive reference on pediatric rehabilitation brings together specialists from the various wings of the pediatric rehabilitation community. This market-leading text covers everything from basic examination and psychological assessment to electrodiagnosis, therapeutic exercise, orthotics and assistive devices, and in-depth clinical management of the full range of childhood disabilities and injuries. Features include: Expanded new edition of Dr. Gabriella Molnars pioneering pediatric rehabilitation text Comprehensive coverage of all areas, with up-to-date information on therapy, exercise physiology, CAM, cancer, obesity, and joint replacement Clinical emphasis throughout Multi-specialty expert authorship

Essentials of Assistive Technologies

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Author: Albert M. Cook,Jan Miller Polgar

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323075367

Category: Medical

Page: 343

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Master the assistive strategies you need to make confident clinical decisions and help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities with this new essentials text. Based on the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model developed by Dr. Cook, the book provides the most important coverage of the devices, services, and practices that comprise assistive technology and focuses on the relationship between the human user and the assisted activity within specific contexts. Case studies, illustrations of assistive devices, review questions, and well-developed learning objectives help you focus on the most important areas of assistive technology application. 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.

Stroke Rehabilitation

A Function-based Approach

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Author: Glen Gillen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323172814

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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Gillen's Stroke Rehabilitation: A Function-Based Approach, 3rd Edition is theonly comprehensive, evidence-based stroke rehabilitation resource for occupational therapists. Extensively updated with the latest research in assessment and intervention, this essential text presents a holistic, application-based approach that integrates background medical information, samples of functionally based evaluations, and current treatment techniques and intervention strategies to help you confidently manage the growing number of stroke rehabilitation clients. UNIQUE! Case studies challenge you to apply rehabilitation concepts to realistic scenarios. Evidence-based clinical trials and outcome studies clearly outline the basis for stroke interventions. UNIQUE! Survivor's Perspectives help you understand the stroke rehabilitation process from the client's point-of-view. UNIQUE! A multidisciplinary approach highlights discipline-specific distinctions in stroke rehabilitation among occupation and physical therapists, physicians, and speech-language pathologists. Review questions in each chapter help you assess your understanding of rehabilitation concepts. Key terms and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter help you study more efficiently. Three new chapters broaden your understanding of stroke intervention in the areas ofUsing Technology to Improve Limb Function, Managing Speech and Language Deficits after Stroke, andParenting after Stroke. Learning activities and interactive references on a companion Evolve Resources website help you review textbook content and locate additional information.

Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology E-Book

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Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290450

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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Now in full color, Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology provides comprehensive coverage of the competencies every vet tech needs to know. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions emphasize the technician's role and responsibilities in each procedure, and dozens of new summary tables and boxes make it easy to find key information. Written by experienced vet tech educator Margi Sirois, this edition offers excellent preparation for clinical practice and for veterinary technician credentialing examinations. Comprehensive coverage includes the entire scope of competencies reflecting today's veterinary technology practice. 82 illustrated, step-by-step procedures include instructions for all AVMA-required psychomotor techniques. Clinical discussions of the technician's role are emphasized in every procedure. Expert authors are qualified vet tech educators who understand your needs and write in a clear, concise style. New Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Complementary Medicine chapter helps you integrate physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and herbal remedies into practice. Expanded coverage of exotics includes handling, restraint, and examination procedures for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and wildlife. Over 900 full-color photos and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures, making these easier to learn. More tables and boxes summarize key information, to simplify the learning of complex material.

The Occupational Therapy Manager

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Author: Karen Jacobs,Guy L. McCormack

Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781569002735

Category: Occupational therapy services

Page: 651

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In today's health care environment, occupational therapy practitioners in clinical and leadership positions must be prepared to ensure that clients receive the highest quality of care; personnel morale and efficiency remain high; businesses and organizations are profitable; and the occupational therapy profession is recognized by other health care professionals, reimbursers, and clients as a valuable service steeped in evidence. This book can help occupational therapy practitioners become capable, effective leaders across all practice settings. This edition includes 37 new and updated chapters, discussing the how-to aspects of creating evidence-based practices; effectively leading and motivating staff; ensuring ethical service delivery; and important day-do-day items such as budgeting, documentation, and reimbursement. Chapters also are updated to reflect health care reform and its potential effects on occupational therapy. The Occupational Therapy Manager is the best-selling and most comprehensive management book in the profession and is a fundamental, classic text for occupational therapy students, practitioners, and managers.

Public Health Management of Disasters

The Practice Guide

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Author: Linda Young Landesman

Publisher: American Public Health Association

ISBN: 9780875530451

Category: Medical

Page: 446

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The 2nd edition of this landmark book consolidates important information on disaster-related resources into one source. It is designed to help the public health profession plan for tasks for which "on the job" is the chief teacher. Additional information has been added on morbidity and mortality for several new types of disasters; updated structure and organization to reflect changes in federal response and organization; expanded disaster communications including working with the media, communication systems, information technology recovery; surge capacity and surge capacity planning; worker safety; handling human remains; ensuring food safety and feeding large numbers of displaced persons; organizing mental health services, including staff training, setting up assistance services; death notification; disasters and people with disabilities, including building preparedness, disaster planning councils; point of dispensing sites; updated laboratory response network; and maintaining the vaccine cold chain.

Seating and Wheeled Mobility

A Clinical Resource Guide

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Author: Michelle L. Lange,Jean Minkel

Publisher: Slack

ISBN: 9781630913977

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 431

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"Seating and Wheeled Mobility: A Clinical Resource Guide presents clinical assessment considerations when working with a person with a disability who may need wheelchair seating for postural support, skin integrity, or a wheelchair base to best meet dependent or independent mobility needs. Michelle L. Lange and Jean L. Minkel have designed this text to support occupational and physical therapists, complex rehabilitation technology suppliers, and even third-party payers who are interested in wheelchair seating and mobility assessment and applications. Seating and Wheeled Mobility provides a wide spectrum of information from foundational information for those practitioners who are new to the field to in-depth, population-specific information for practitioners who perhaps have not worked with a particular population in the past. Information sharing, opportunities for demonstration and trial, and patience on the part of the clinician working with the person with a disability are all critical precursors to the actual process of making equipment recommendations. Seating and Wheeled Mobility is divided into sections, each addressing a different area of clinical practice: - The first section is an in-depth presentation of the assessment process and the critical understanding of pressure management needed by the clinical team when working with a client population who rely on wheeled mobility. - The second section focuses on postural support. Also included is a completely updated method to measure and describe the seated person and related support surfaces needed when recommending a device. - The third section lays the foundation for clinical decision making around the assessment for and application of the most appropriate wheeled mobility device"--Provided by publisher.

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Author: Jean W. Solomon,Jane Clifford O'Brien

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323169349

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlightedClinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA's have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you're expected to learn from the chapter withkey terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you've learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areassuch as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content onModel of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.

ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide

ATP Test Review for the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional Exam

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Author: Mometrix Media

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781609712235

Category: Medical

Page: 158

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ATP Exam Secrets helps you ace the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ATP Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ATP Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ATP Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive content review including: The HAAT Model, Funding Assistive Technology, Control Interfaces, Auditory and Visual Impairments, Spinal Cord Injury, Neurological and Muscular Impairments, Joint Impairments, Quality of Life Issues, Medicare and Medicaid, Planar Technologies, Pressure Management, Control Interfaces, Alternative Communication Devices, Mobility Enhancements and Technology, Wheelchair Features, Wheelchair Alternatives, Self Care Aids, Manipulation Aids, Educational Activities and Applications, Individual Rehabilitation Plans, Workplace Accommodations, Mechanical Terminology and Principles, Psychological Factors, Assessment Steps, Accessibility Issues, Assistive Technology Devices, Rules and Standards of Practice, Referral and Intake, and much more...

Braddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Author: David X. Cifu

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323280463

Category: Medical

Page: 1204

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Preceded by: Physical medicine and rehabilitation / [edited by] Randall L. Braddom. 4th ed. c2011.