Cook, A. & Hussey, S. (1995). Assistive Technologies: Principals and Practice. St. Louis: Mosby as citied in: Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (PL 100-407)
Cook, A. & Hussey, S. (1995). Assistive Technologies: Principals and Practice. St. Louis: Mosby.
The talking book can be used with a variety of different clients who have impaired cognition. In particular, it is useful for those with difficulties in planning, managing time, memory, organising, sequencing and paying attention. It may be helpful for clients with dementia, alzheimer's, children with developmental delays or brain injuries. We created a scenario in class where the aid would be used for a person with short term memory and sequencing difficulties to assist in preparing a meal. Each page had pictures for instructions and verbal messages to break down the task. The same concept could be used for a variety of tasks, for instance dressing, work tasks, grocery shopping, etc. This aid will allow individuals to have some independence in their activities of daily living.
How does this relate to occupation concepts introduced in tutorial one e.g. occupational justice, occupational disruption, occupational transition, or occupational deprivation?
It relates to these concepts because it removes some of the barriers that people with disease and disability face in participating in occupations. Assistive technology is used as a way of allowing people to have some independence and particpation which will assist in giving a person meaning and a sense of fulfilment (Christiansen & Baum, 1997).