ERIC Number: ED333684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Trace Authored Papers-AOTA 1989-90.
Vanderheiden, G. C.; And Others
This document brings together four papers from the American Occupational Therapy Association Forum, authored by individuals affiliated with the Trace R & D Center on Communication, Control and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals. "The Critical Role of Occupational Therapy in Augmentative Communication Services," by Jenifer Angelo and Roger O. Smith, discusses the role of the occupational therapist in technology application and training of such functions as seating/positioning, mobility, input/control interfaces, output/display interfaces, conversational systems, and writing systems. "Computerizing a System for Integrating and Reporting Functional Assessment" by Roger O. Smith outlines the development of a theory-based functional assessment paradigm and an instrument to advance occupational therapy functional assessment that would allow therapists to collect data using any reliable, valid evaluation. "Technology Specialization for Occupational Therapists: Techspec Education Model," by Robert C. Christiaansen and others, describes a University of Wisconsin-Madison project to provide educational opportunities for occupational therapy students in the area of assistive and rehabilitation technologies. "Hyper-ABLEDATA: An Overview" by Marian Hall and Gregg C. Vanderheiden describes the special features of a microcomputer format of the ABLEDATA database of information on products useful to persons with disabilities. (JDD)
Descriptors: Communication Aids (for Disabled), Computer Software Development, Databases, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Study, Microcomputers, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Specialization, Staff Role, Technology
University of Wisconsin, TRACE Research & Development Center, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 ($3.80).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; 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.