Assistive technology assessment handbook by Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer

By Stefano Federici, Marcia Scherer

"Assistive know-how performs a key and primary function in facilitating the social integration of individuals with actual, sensory, conversation, and cognitive disabilities. This ebook provides the clinical strength of matching assistive know-how besides evaluation instruments which are crucial in a middle for technical reduction. It describes the talents and functioning of the multidisciplinary workforce via supplying a detailed Read more...

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Principles of rehabilitation. In J. H. Klippel and P. A. ), Rheumatology (pp. 14). London: Mosby. United Nations (UN). (2006). Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (A/RES/61/106). htm. von Bertalanffy, L. (1950). An outline of general system theory. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 1(2), 134–165. 134 World Health Organization (WHO). (2001). ICF: International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO. World Health Organization (WHO).

The necessity of better measurements of the effects of environmental factors, to improve the rehabilitation outcome and, therefore, the well-being and satisfaction of a person with a disability and the quality of life achieved, led to the implementation of more and more accurate models of functioning. Concerning this, it is of a great importance that the 2002 American Association on Mental Retardation’s (AAMR) Definition, Classification, and System of Supports, the 2002 System (Luckasson et al.

The participation and interaction concern the degree of commitment of the person in daily activities and his or her involvement in the surrounding environment. Social roles regard the set of activities that are considered normal for a specific age group. The definition of health, meant as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, is in line with the one determined by WHO. Finally, the context is a concept adapted from Bronfenbrenner’s theory (1979) and describes the relationships in which the person is involved, including “the person, family, and/or advocates; the neighborhood, community, or organization providing education or habilitation services or supports; and the overarching patterns of culture, society, larger populations, country, or sociopolitical influences” (Schalock and Luckasson 2004, p.

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