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Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders

Author : Silton, Nava R.
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The greatest advantage of modern technology is its ability to improve the lives of all. In particular, new technologies have the potential to greatly mitigate cognitive, motor, and social impairments stemming from genetic or environmental factors. Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders raises awareness of disabled children and what can be done to help them grow and develop alongside their peers. Bringing together personal experiences with academic investigation, this book is an essential reference for doctors, pediatricians, pre- and primary school educators, and scientists working to enhance the impact assistive technologies have on the youngest members of society.

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments

Author : Stasolla, Fabrizio
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People with neurological disorders may experience significant problems, isolation, detachment, and passivity while dealing with environmental requests. They constantly rely on caregivers and family assistance, which can create negative outcomes on their quality of life. An emerging way to overcome these issues is assistive technology-based interventions (AT). AT-based programs are designed to fill the gap between human/individual capacities or skills and environmental requests. These technologies can also bring about independence and self-determination and provide people with neurological disorders an active role, positive participation, and an enhanced status in being able to achieve functional daily activities by reducing the roles of their families and caregivers. The positive impacts of this technology are an important area of research, and its usage for neurological disorders is critical for the assessment and recovery of patients. Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments explores the use of AT-based programs for promoting independence and self-determination of individuals with neurological disorders. The chapters discuss AT-based interventions in detail with the specific technologies that are being used, the positive effects on patients, and evidence-based practices. This book also focuses on specific technologies such as virtual reality (VR) setups and augmented reality (AR) as valid ecological environments for patients that ensure methodological control and behavioral tracking for both assessment and rehabilitation purposes. This book is essential for occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, neurologists, caregivers, psychologists, practitioners, medical professionals, medical technologists, IT consultants, academicians, and students interested in assistive technology interventions for people with neurological impairments.

Assistive Technology to Support Inclusive Education

Author : Dianne Chambers
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Assistive technology consists of products and services that are designed to support students to augment, strengthen, or bypass areas of difficulty and that allow them to access the curriculum and social aspects of the classroom where they would not previously have had access.

Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author : Kats, Yefim
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Special education encompasses a broad range of techniques and tools for a catering to children with unique educational needs. Children in need of additional learning support, including children on the autism spectrum, benefit from continued research in emerging educational tools and pedagogies for best catering to their needs. Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders focuses on a well-rounded approach to special education, including perspectives on administration and leadership, course development, psychological and counseling support, educational technologies, and classroom management strategies. Emphasizing timely research focused on creating opportune learning environments for children on the autism spectrum, this publication is an essential reference source for educators, school administrators, graduate-level students, and researchers in the field of education.

Assessing Social Support and Stress in Autism Focused Virtual Communities Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author : Saha, Amit
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With the high prevalence of autism spectrum disorders among the younger generation, there is a shortage of adequate resources to deliver care for these individuals. Therefore, social media and online forums help create a sense of community and a sense of social network, where members provide support for each other. Assessing Social Support and Stress in Autism-Focused Virtual Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical reference volume featuring the latest academic research on online communities and how using social media can provide stress relief for families and individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Including coverage among a variety of applicable viewpoints and subjects such as social media concepts, stress relief, and healthcare communities, this book is ideally designed for academics and practitioners as well as healthcare professionals, researchers, students, academics, and practitioners looking for innovative research on autism spectrum disorders.

Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention RTI Delivery Models in Secondary Education Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author : Epler, Pam
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To provide the highest quality of education to students, school administrators must adopt new frameworks to meet learners’ needs. This allows teaching practices to be optimized to create a meaningful learning environment. Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention (RTI) Delivery Models in Secondary Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source for the latest perspectives on research-based intervention and instruction strategies to effectively meet students’ learning requirements. Highlighting numerous topics such as professional development, progress monitoring, and learning assessment, this book is ideally designed for educators, professionals, academics, school administrators, and practitioners interested in enhancing contemporary teaching practices.

Handbook of Research on Modern Educational Technologies Applications and Management

Author : Khosrow-Pour D.B.A., Mehdi
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As technology and technological advancements become a more prevalent and essential aspect of daily and business life, educational institutions must keep pace in order to maintain relevance and retain their ability to adequately prepare students for their lives beyond education. Such institutions and their leaders are seeking relevant strategies for the implementation and effective use of new and upcoming technologies and leadership strategies to best serve students and educators within educational settings. As traditional education methods become more outdated, strategies to supplement and bolster them through technology and effective management become essential to the success of institutions and programs. The Handbook of Research on Modern Educational Technologies, Applications, and Management is an all-encompassing two-volume scholarly reference comprised of 58 original and previously unpublished research articles that provide cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research and expert insights on advancing technologies used in educational settings as well as current strategies for administrative and leadership roles in education. Covering a wide range of topics including but not limited to community engagement, educational games, data management, and mobile learning, this publication provides insights into technological advancements with educational applications and examines forthcoming implementation strategies. These strategies are ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, educational software developers, and information technology specialists looking to promote effective learning in the classroom through cutting-edge learning technologies, new learning theories, and successful leadership tactics. Administrators, educational leaders, educational policymakers, and other education professionals will also benefit from this publication by utilizing the extensive research on managing educational institutions and providing valuable training and professional development initiatives as well as implementing the latest administrative technologies. Additionally, academicians, researchers, and students in areas that include but are not limited to educational technology, academic leadership, mentorship, learning environments, and educational support systems will benefit from the extensive research compiled within this publication.

Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

Author : Morsi, Yosry S.
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Demographics reveal that the proportion of elderly individuals in the population is growing at a significant rate. Advances in medicine have allowed populations to live longer than ever; however, ensuring that these individuals have the tools necessary to sustain a productive and happy lifestyle as they age remains a concern. Optimizing Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations focuses on the development and improvement of devices intended to assist elderly individuals in coping with various physical limitations and disabilities. Highlighting the available tools and technologies for supporting the mobility, agility, and self-sufficiency of the aging population as well as the challenges associated with the integration of these technologies into the everyday lives of elderly individuals, this publication is ideally designed for reference use by healthcare workers, medical students, gerontologists, and IT developers in the field of medicine.

Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence E Book

Author : Rhea Paul
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Spanning the entire childhood developmental period, Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence, 5th Edition is the go-to text for learning how to properly assess childhood language disorders and provide appropriate treatment. The most comprehensive title available on childhood language disorders, it uses a descriptive-developmental approach to present basic concepts and vocabulary, an overview of key issues and controversies, the scope of communicative difficulties that make up child language disorders, and information on how language pathologists approach the assessment and intervention processes. This new edition also features significant updates in research, trends, social skills assessment, and instruction best practices. Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice. UNIQUE! Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow you to apply different methods of analysis. UNIQUE! Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help you review and apply what you have learned. Highly regarded lead author who is an expert in language disorders in children provides authoritative guidance on the diagnosis and management of pediatric language disorders. More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts. Student/Professional Resources on Evolve include an image bank, video clips, and references linked to PubMed. NEW! Common core standards for language arts incorporated into the preschool and school-age chapters. NEW! Updated content features the latest research, theories, trends and techniques in the field. Information on preparing high-functioning students with autism for college Social skills training for students with autism The role of the speech-language pathologist on school literacy teams and in response to intervention Emerging theories of etiology and psychopathology added to Models of Child Language Disorders chapter Use of emerging technologies for assessment and intervention

Design Development and Integration of Reliable Electronic Healthcare Platforms

Author : Moumtzoglou, Anastasius
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Advancements in technology have brought about a new era of medicinal practice; however, these new technological trends present both advantages and challenges to their utilization. Design, Development, and Integration of Reliable Electronic Healthcare Platforms is an authoritative reference work on the issues relating to the quality and safety of technology use in the medical realm. Featuring coverage on best practices, detailed analysis, and upcoming trends, this publication is essential for researchers, students and professionals seeking current research on the implementation of electronic technologies in healthcare.

Handbook of Research on Barriers for Teaching 21st Century Competencies and the Impact of Digitalization

Author : Dhir, Harpreet Kaur
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The need to develop 21st-century competencies has received global recognition, but instructional methods have not been reformed to include the teaching of these skills. Multiple frameworks include creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration as the foundational competencies. Complexities of planning curriculum and delivering instruction to develop the foundational competencies requires professional training. However, despite training, instructional practice can be impacted by barriers caused by personal views of teachers, economic constraints, access to resources, social challenges, pandemic, overwhelming pace of global shifts, and other influences. With digitalization entering the field of education, it is unclear if technology has helped in removing or eliminating the barriers or has, itself, become another obstruction in integrating the competencies. Gaining an educator's perspective is essential to understanding the barriers as well as solutions to mitigate the impediments through innovative instructional methods being practiced across the globe via digital or non-digital platforms. The need for original contributions from educators exists in this area of barriers to 21st-century education and the role of digitalization. The Handbook of Research on Barriers for Teaching 21st-Century Competencies and the Impact of Digitalization discusses teaching the 21st-century competencies, namely critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. This book presents both the problems or gaps causing barriers and brings forth practical solutions, digital and non-digital, to meet the educational shifts. The chapters will determine the specific barriers that exist, whether political, social, economic, or technological, to integrating competencies and the methods or strategies that can eliminate these barriers through compatible instructional approaches. Additionally, the chapters provide knowledge on the impacts of digitalization in general on teaching and learning and how digital innovations are either beneficial to removing impediments for students or rather causing obstructions in integrating the four competencies. This book is ideally intended for educators and administrators working directly with students, educational researchers, educational software developers, policymakers, teachers, practitioners, and students interested in how 21st-century competencies can be taught while facing the impacts of digitalization on education.

Special and Gifted Education Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
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Diverse learners with exceptional needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them to develop socially and intellectually in a way that traditional pedagogical practice is unable to fulfill. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children. Special and Gifted Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an exhaustive compilation of emerging research, theoretical concepts, and real-world examples of the ways in which the education of special needs and exceptional children is evolving. Emphasizing pedagogical innovation and new ways of looking at contemporary educational practice, this multi-volume reference work is ideal for inclusion in academic libraries for use by pre-service and in-service teachers, graduate-level students, researchers, and educational software designers and developers.

Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities

Author : Ikuta, Shigeru
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Due to the varied history of learning among disabled students, educators should ideally develop content tailored to each student’s specific needs. However, in order to accomplish this, educators require easy-to-handle software and hardware for creating original content and aid for students with disabilities in their classes. Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of materials and technology made to help teachers in providing content and aid for students with disabilities and their applications within education. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as assistive technologies, instructional practice, and teaching materials, this book is ideally designed for school teachers, pre-service teachers, academicians, researchers, and parents seeking current research on advancements in materials provided for teachers of disabled students.

Software Innovations in Clinical Drug Development and Safety

Author : Chakraborty, Partha
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In light of the rising cost of healthcare and the overall challenges associated with delivering quality care to patients across regions, scientists and pharmacists are exploring new initiatives in drug discovery and design. One such initiative is the adoption of information technology and software applications to improve healthcare and pharmaceutical processes. Software Innovations in Clinical Drug Development and Safety is a comprehensive resource analyzing the integration of software engineering for the purpose of drug discovery, clinical trials, genomics, and drug safety testing. Taking a multi-faceted approach to the application of computational methods to pharmaceutical science, this publication is ideal for healthcare professionals, pharmacists, computer scientists, researchers, and students seeking the latest information on the architecture and design of software in clinical settings, the impact of clinical technologies on business models, and the safety and privacy of patients and patient data. This timely resource features a well-rounded discussion on topics pertaining to the integration of computational methods in pharmaceutical science and practice including, the impact of software integration on business models, patient safety concerns, software architecture and design, and data security.

Design User Experience and Usability Designing Pleasurable Experiences

Author : Aaron Marcus
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The three-volume set LNCS 10288, 10289, and 10290 constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2017, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, in July 2017, jointly with 14 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1228 papers presented at the HCII 2017 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4340 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 168 contributions included in the DUXU proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this three-volume set. LNCS 10288: The 56 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on design thinking and design philosophy; aesthetics and perception in design; user experience evaluation methods and tools; user centered design in the software development lifecycle; DUXU education and training. LNCS 10289: The 56 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on persuasive and emotional design; mobile DUXU; designing the playing experience; designing the virtual, augmented and tangible experience; wearables and fashion technology. LNCS 10290: The 56 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on information design; understanding the user; DUXU for children and young users; DUXU for art, culture, tourism and environment; DUXU practice and case studies.

Special Educational Needs

Author : Lindsay Peer
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Covering contemporary policy issues, perspectives from practice and a range of common syndromes and barriers Special Educational Needs presents a wealth of information and guidance for students and professionals on how to achieve effective, inclusive practice. Second edition features include: · fully revised annotated further readings and links to useful websites; · a new chapter on Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) · a new chapter on Down Syndrome · updated reference to legislation, including the SEND Code of Practice (2014) · updated case studies covering 0-18 age range This comprehensive course text is ideal for students, teachers, practitioners and specialists, and provides a solid foundation for understanding and supporting learners with additional needs.

Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practice

Author : Novák, Daniel
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Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has adopted games as a powerful tool for promoting personal health and wellness. Utilizing principles of gamification to engage patients with positive reinforcement, these games promote stronger attention to clinical and self-care guidelines, and offer exciting possibilities for primary prevention. Targeting an audience of academics, researchers, practitioners, healthcare professionals, and even patients, the Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practices reviews current studies and empirical evidence, highlights critical principles of gamification, and fosters the increasing application of games at the practical, clinical level.

Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation

Author : Hu, Fei
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The study of technology and its implications in the medical field has become an increasingly crucial area of research. By integrating technological innovations into clinical practices, patients can receive improved diagnoses and treatments, as well as faster and safer recoveries. Virtual Reality Enhanced Robotic Systems for Disability Rehabilitation is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the use of computer-assisted rehabilitation methods for disabled patients. Highlighting the application of robots, sensors, and virtual environments, this book is ideally designed for graduate students, engineers, technicians, and company administrators interested in the incorporation of auto-training methods in patient recovery.

Advancing Pharmaceutical Processes and Tools for Improved Health Outcomes

Author : Gasmelseid, Tagelsir Mohamed
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There has been a growing concern for the improvement of pharmaceutical services provided by healthcare institutions. This concern is also shared by other stakeholders including patients, regulatory organizations, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and research institutions. Advancing Pharmaceutical Processes and Tools for Improved Health Outcomes presents research-based perspectives on the pharmaceutical industry in today’s digitally-fueled world. Focusing on technological innovations for pharmaceutical applications as well as current trends in the industry, this publication is ideally designed for use by pharmacists, medical professionals, administrators in the medical field, health insurance professionals, researchers, and graduate-level students.

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Modern Education Delivery

Author : Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
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Recent innovations and new technologies in education have altered the way teachers approach instruction and learning and can provide countless advantages. The pedagogical value of specific technology tools and the cumulative effects of technology exposure on student learning over time are two areas that need to be explored to better determine the improvements needed in the modern classroom. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Modern Education Delivery provides emerging research on educational models in the continually improving classroom. While highlighting the challenges facing modern in-service and pre-service teachers when educating students, readers will learn information on new methods in curriculum development, instructional design, and learning assessments to implement within their classrooms. This book is a vital resource for pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher education professionals, higher education administrative professionals, and researchers interested in new curriculum development.