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Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments
Author(s)/Editor(s): Fabrizio Stasolla (University Giustino Fortunato of Benevento, Italy)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7430-0
ISBN13: 9781799874300
ISBN10: 1799874303
EISBN13: 9781799874317


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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.

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Reviews and Testimonials

"The volume represents an updated comprehensive edited book and provides the reader with the newest technological solutions available for both assessment and recovery purposes. Neurodegenerative disorders combined with neurodegenerative diseases were included. Post-coma patients with disorders of consciousness were embedded. Families, caregivers, clinicians, scientists, researchers, and practitioners may find useful insights and new helpful technological solutions for daily life. Systematic reviews, empirical contributions, and conceptual chapters were supported by illustrative examples in the specific framework."

– Prof. Fabrizio Stasolla, University Giustino Fortunato of Benevento, Italy

Author's/Editor's Biography

Fabrizio Stasolla (Ed.)

Fabrizio Stasolla, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at University “Giustino Fortunato” of Benevento.. His topic concerns the assistive technologies for children with multiple disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Rett and Down syndromes, cerebral palsy. His interest deals with cognitive-behavioral interventions and alternative augmentative communication strategies for non verbal individuals. He teaches psychology of disabilities and rehabilitation to educational sciences students. The author works on PECS, VOCA, literacy process, ambulation responses, self-monitoring and self management of instruction cues to promote on-task behavior by persons with learning disabilities. He is coordinator of some research projects regarding the aforementioned themes. He his ad-hoc reviewer for 25 peer-reviewed Journals and he is in the editorial board of 5 peer-reviewed Journals. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Research and Psychology.


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