ERIC Number: ED479678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Technology & Disability: Research, Design, Practice, and Policy. Proceedings of the RESNA International Conference (25th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 27-July 1, 2002).
Simpson, Richard, Ed.
These proceedings of the 2002 annual RESNA (Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology) conference include more than 200 presentations on all facets of assistive technology, including concurrent sessions, scientific platform sessions, interactive poster presentations, computer demonstrations, and the research symposium. The scientific papers included in the book address recent scientific research, practical designs, and case studies. Scientific content is grouped into the following eight categories: (1) technology for special populations, which includes "Robot Use and Cognitive Development in Children with Cerebral Palsy" (Petrina Duff and others), "Student Mentoring for the Design of Assistive Technology Devices" (Debra D. Wright and others), and "Assistive Technology Outcomes and Students with Mild Disabilities" (Dave L. Edyburn); (2) augmentative and alternative communication, which includes "A Language Activity Monitor for Digitized Speech AAC Systems To Support Evidence-Based Clinical Practice and Outcomes Measurement" (Marvin Indermuhle and others) and "The Learning Experiences of AAC Users: Results of an Internet-Based Focus Group Discussion" (Tracy Rackensperger and others); (3) computer access and use, which includes "Assessment of Computer Task Performance with Paediatrics and Low Vision" (Claude Vincent and others); (4) environmental accommodations; (5) functional control and assistance; (6) service delivery and public policy; (7) research and functional outcomes; and (8) seating and mobility, which includes "Educating Students of Occupational Therapy about Wheelchair Use: Comparison between Standard Curriculum and Skill-Acquisition Protocols" (Anna L. Coolen and others). The book includes papers from the student design competition and the student scientific paper competition, including "Development and Evaluation of a Thoracic Pressure Chair for a Student with Autism" (Andrew E. Anderson and others). (Papers include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Adults, Art Activities, Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism, Case Studies, Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Mobility Aids, Occupational Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Rehabilitation Programs
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RESNA: Association for the Advancement of Rehabilitation Technology, Arlington, VA.
Note: For Volume 21, see ED 456 594.