ERIC Number: ED436866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
A Resource Guide to Assistive Technology for Memory and Organization. Second Edition.
McHale, Kathy; McHale, Sara, Ed.
The second edition of this guide to assistive technology for memory and organization is intended for professionals working with people who have learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, neurological conditions, and psychological problems. It contains expanded and new appendices as well as new information about free Internet resources, retail stores, a special section on technology designed to help students with organizing their daily lives, a section featuring products under development, and a sampling of "first hand accounts" written by people who use technology for memory and organization. Section 1 offers a framework for choosing technology for memory and organization and covers asking questions prior to selecting technology, the requirements of the task and the person, device-related features, the environment, sources for purchase and funding, and first-hand accounts. Section 2 provides an overview of assistive technology products including medication reminders, calendar and activity management, other daily activities, products for students, and products under development. Seven appendices include: mail order catalogs, manufacturers and developers, software, free Internet resources, retail stores and their typical products, people and organizational resources, and selected articles and books. (Contains 23 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Software, Disabilities, Information Sources, Internet, Memory, Personal Narratives, Self Management, Technological Advancement
Technology for Memory and Organization, 185 Lindbergh Ave., Needham, MA 02494 ($8). Tel: 781-444-0297.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Technology for Memory and Organization, Needham, MA.