ERIC Number: ED456593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Spotlight on Technology. Proceedings of the RESNA '99 Annual Conference (Long Beach, California, June 25-29, 1999). Volume 19.
Sprigle, Stephen, Ed.
This book contains the proceedings of the annual RESNA (Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology) conference, which focused on technology and individuals with disabilities. Papers and presentations are grouped into the following nine major categories: (1) assistive technology and cognitive disabilities; (2) augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), which includes "Joint Attention and Young Children Relying on AAC: Research Implications for AAC Intervention" (Cynthia J. Cress); (3) computer access and use, which includes "Computer Access Considerations for Primary-School-Age Users" (Yuichi Tamano); (4) environmental adaptations, modification, and design; (5) functional control and assistance, which includes "Intramuscular Functional Electrical Simulation To Augment Walking in Children with Cerebral Palsy" (Rick Finson and others), "The Implementation of an Upper Extremity Neuroprosthesis in Growing Children with C5 Level Spinal Injury" (Brian T. Smith and Randal R. Betz), and "Totally Implanted FES for Upright Mobility in an Adolescent with Paraplegia" (Therese E. Johnston and others); (6) public policy and assistive technology education, which includes "Barriers to Effective Preservice and Inservice Distance Education in Assistive Technology" (Al Cavalier); (7) quantifying function and outcomes, which includes "Assistive Technology Outcomes in the Schools: Identifying a Valid Measure" (Michelle Kaye Silverman and others); (8) seating and mobility; and (9) service delivery and technology for special populations. The book includes papers from the fifth annual research symposium that address the medical, functional, and psychosocial consequences of aging with a disability and the impact on future needs for assistive technology. Presentations from the student design competition and the student scientific paper competition are also included. (Papers include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Adolescents, Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Children, Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Education, Mobility Aids, Outcomes of Treatment, Physical Disabilities, Public Policy, Rehabilitation Programs, Technology, Wheelchairs
Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology (RESNA), 1700 N. Moore St., Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22201-1903. Tel: 703-524-6686; Fax: 703-524-6630; Web site: http://www.resna.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
Note: For volume 21, see EC 308 578.