Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments
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Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments

Fabrizio Stasolla (University Giustino Fortunato of Benevento, Italy)
Pages: 300|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7430-0
ISBN13: 9781799874300|ISBN10: 1799874303|EISBN13: 9781799874317


Individuals with neurodevelopmental disorrders and/or neurological diseases may experience significant problems while dealing with everyday environmental requests. In fact, they constantly rely on caregivers and families because they unable to profitably cope with their environment. One way to overcome this issue is to envisage assistive technology-based interventions and/or virtual reality setups for assessment and recovery purposes. Essentially people with severe to profound disabilities may independently tackle daily environmental requests through the use of AT-based interventions, new technologies, and VR setuos. Assessment and Recovery objectives may be pursued with beneficial effects on their quality of life and caregivers burden reduction. Academic Skills, Education Support, Physical and Functional Activities, Communication Opportunities, Request and Choice Solutions may be enhanced. Cogntive and Motor functions will be fostered. Challenging Behaviors may be significantly reduced and the participants' inclusion in daily setting will be promoted. Clinical and Health Conditions will be improved. The assessment and Recovery of consciousness disorders may be relevantly targeted.

Broadly speaking, this book will provide the readers with a comprehensive and helpful information on new technological solutions, new technologies options, and virtual reality to help individuals with neurological impairments and their families or caregivers in daily requests. Practical approach of empirical studies will be privileged. Systematic reviews of the literature on this specific topic are additionally welcome.

Clinicians, Caregivers, Families of individuals with neurological disorders, Speech therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Neurologists, Physiotherapists, Students, and Teachers are the targeted audience and may represent potential users.

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