Learning to Use Assistive Technology for Cognition: A Survivor's Perspective Rehabilitation professionals serving individuals with acquired brain injuries perform myriad tasks related to the complex needs of this population: assessment, treatment, client and family education, coordination of services across levels of care, etc. One aspect of rehabilitation practice that is often overlooked is adopting the perspective of the client—considering what ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2013
Learning to Use Assistive Technology for Cognition: A Survivor's Perspective
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  • Carolyn Saraceno
    University of Oregon, Center on Brain Injury Research and Training, Eugene, OR
  • Disclosure: Carolyn Saraceno has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   June 01, 2013
Learning to Use Assistive Technology for Cognition: A Survivor's Perspective
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2013, Vol. 23, 69-73. doi:10.1044/nnsld23.2.69
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2013, Vol. 23, 69-73. doi:10.1044/nnsld23.2.69

Rehabilitation professionals serving individuals with acquired brain injuries perform myriad tasks related to the complex needs of this population: assessment, treatment, client and family education, coordination of services across levels of care, etc. One aspect of rehabilitation practice that is often overlooked is adopting the perspective of the client—considering what it feels like to be on the receiving end of rehabilitation services. In this article, an individual with cognitive challenges due to an acquired brain injury shares her views on how it felt to be trained to use assistive technology for cognition (ATC) to compensate for cognitive challenges and the effect of this experience on her sense of self.

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