People on the Move – Local Author Praised for New Book
A new book was recently published titled “Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: The Clinician’s Guide.” It offers valuable information to help aging adults who may have reading, writing, communication, learning and memory challenges improve their quality of life.
Testimonials, sample chapters, the table of contents and ordering information can be found at www.ittsguides.com. Speech-language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Neuropsychologists and graduate professors as well as family members of people who have had strokes and head injuries and parents who have children with learning and communication issues have found it helpful.
Here is a recent comment from someone who purchased this guide:
“Just wanted to let you know about a fantastic resource. I just received my copy of Joan Green’s “Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: The Clinician’s Guide”. Given the scope of this book, I expected a huge unwieldy text, but Joan managed to pack an unbelievable amount of reader-friendly information into a mere 379 pages. She uses tables, bullets, a fantastic table of contents, and index that make it easy to find exactly what you want to know, then cross references with other areas of the book to provide even more useful information. It is a very practical resource for all work settings and populations. I would have greatly appreciated having this in grad school, or as a CFY, but still believe that it will be quite valuable after my 27 years in practice. Kudos, Joan!
You can order your copy at www.ittsguides.com and you will receive it promptly, as I did.”
Nancy Lestz, MA,CCC-SLP
Here is another recent review at e-bility.com
This highly acclaimed practical guide will help professionals, volunteers, communication partners and families feel more confident about using technology as a communication tool for people with speech, language, learning and cognitive disability.
Technology for Communication has been extensively researched by the author, who is an experienced speech pathologist and founder of Innovative Speech Therapy in the USA. The guide presents a broad overview of the many and varied ways technology can be used as part of a multidisciplinary approach to improve the communication skills of people who have difficulty speaking, understanding, reading, writing, thinking, learning and remembering. Strategies, rationale, tips and resources are provided, including links to free software available online.
Written primarily for use in a clinical setting with therapy goals in mind, the guide uses technology as the tool to facilitate verbal expression, auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, written expression, cognition and memory tasks. Multimedia, text based and picture (symbol) software as well as communication devices are explained in the context of each therapy goal e.g predictive software to improve spelling, graphic organizes for arranging written narratives, email using recorded voice for long distance communication or drill-and-practice software to facilitate writing skills are a few of the many resources listed.
Computer setup considerations are also covered, including Internet access, networking, customization (cursors, contrast, font size, accessibility options) and hardware selection (monitors, keyboards, mouse alternatives).
If you are working with clients with communication and cognitive disability and looking for assistance or ideas on using computers and the Internet as part of a communication program then this guide is a useful resource and a great place to get started.
I look forward to hearing from you and really appreciate any help you can provide with spreading the word about this new book to others who may benefit from it.
Joan L. Green, M.A. CCC_SLP
Author of “Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: The Clinician’s Guide”