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ERIC Number: ED310599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Service Delivery Mechanisms in Rehabilitation Technology.
Vanderheiden, Gregg C.
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, v41 n11 p703-710 Nov 1987
This reprint of a journal article focuses on the use of computers and other personal assistive devices by disabled persons. Topics covered include: a perspective on the use of advanced technology; distinction between technological appliances which provide benefits to the individual independent of the individual's skill level, versus tools which require development of special skills to gain full benefit of their use; skills or special knowledge needed for the effective delivery of rehabilitation technology; new roles for the service delivery team; sources of training in rehabilitation technology; and issues in qualification or certification of rehabilitation technology professionals. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Certification, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Microcomputers, Physical Disabilities, Qualifications, Rehabilitation, Technology
Trace Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Note: A product of the Trace Research and Development Center on Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals. Paper based on keynote address presented at the Annual Conference of the American Occupational Association (66th, Minneapolis, MN April 1986).