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  New Book Unveils Innovative Approach to Jump-Start Rehabilitation and Special Education Efforts


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New Book Unveils Innovative Approach to Jump-Start Rehabilitation and Special Education Efforts

A resource guide intended to help people with speaking, reading, writing, thinking and learning challenges improve with the assistance of technology has just been released. "Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: The Clinician's Guide" highlights new approaches and treatment strategies that can help improve communication, learning, thinking and remembering.

(PRWEB) June 14, 2007 -- "Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: The Clinician's Guide" , a resource to help people with communication, learning and thinking deficits improve with the help of technology, has just been released.

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Chapters in this 400-page comprehensive practical reference tool were peer reviewed by more than 40 neuropsychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, assistive technology specialists and teachers. Author Joan Green is a speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience using technology to help adults who have had strokes and head injuries, and children with speech, language and learning challenges. The guide can be found online at www.ittsguides.com.

"Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: The Clinician's Guide" highlights and discusses approaches, techniques and products that can help improve communication, learning, thinking and remembering. Included is information about specialized multi-sensory software, free interactive websites, a variety of technology tools, and tips for the selection and customization of resources. Products discussed offer features such as voice recognition, text-to-speech, word prediction, study and organizational guidance, and drill and practice customized exercises.

"The Clinician's Guide" is designed to assist therapists, educators, and physicians as they help people with communication and cognitive challenges. The reader will learn to empower others to improve as well as compensate for the communication, learning and cognitive skills needed for success at school, at work, in the community and at home for improved overall quality of life.

"This guide outlines a revolutionary approach to enhance treatment outcomes," Green says. "It is written to help all of us who are busy efficiently locate the most pertinent information to help our clients and students."

"Top picks" are presented based on settings (school, hospital, long-term care) as well as the communication areas being addressed (reading, writing, talking, listening, cognition and memory). There are also many online resources grouped by profession (speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers, neuropsychologists, assistive technology specialists) as well as diagnosis (stroke, head injury, learning disabilities, autism, dementia). Many resources described are free. There is an index of products (256) and vendors (163) for quick access to the information a user needs most.

"Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: The Clinician's Guide" can be ordered at www.ittsguides.com for $89.95. Free shipping is offered to those who type in "free shipping" as a coupon code by the end of July. Testimonials, the table of contents and sample chapters can be found at www.ittsguides.com. ISBN 13: 978-0-9786942-5-8.

About Joan Green
Joan Green is the founder of Innovative Speech Therapy, a private speech therapy practice in the Washington, DC area. She provides treatment, consulting, training and coaching to clients, families and professionals in rehabilitation and education. Green is the founder and therapist for TWIST(Technology With Innovative Speech Therapy) a short-term intensive rehabilitation program designed to help clients and their families maximize overall quality of life. Green received her Master's in Speech Pathology from Northwestern University in 1986. Prior to starting her own private practice, she worked in a variety of acute care, rehabilitation and home-care settings.

Michelle Lipman
1-800-IST-2550 or 301-602-2899
Info@ innovativespeech.com


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