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A pilot study of telepractice delivery for teaching listening and spoken language to children with hearing loss

Contributors: Gabriella Constantinescu, Monique Waite, Dimity Dornan, Emma Rushbrooke, Jackie Brown1, Jane McGovern,

Michelle Ryan1 and Anne Hill

Published By: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, by Sage Publishing

Published On: 2014

 

Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) is an early intervention approach for teaching listening and spoken language to children with hearing loss.

However, conventional in person AVT services may not be accessible for children with hearing loss living in rural and remote areas. Thus children in rural and remote areas are at risk of further isolation in their community as they struggle to achieve their full potential in education, vocation and society. Telemedicine (also known as telepractice in this context) may improve access to specialised treatment like AVT for children with hearing loss and a number of programmes are emerging.

In Queensland, the Hear and Say organization provides both in person AVT and a telepractice programme (eAVT).

The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the eAVT programme in promoting the spoken language development of young children with hearing loss.















Category: Hearing Rural & Remote Service Delivery

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Youngcare’s Share House sets new standard for disability housing

Author: Architecture & Access

Published By: Architecture & Access 

Published On: 9 September 2014

Four excited young Queenslanders moved into their brand new share house in mid-July, a special milestone for any young person and, in this case, a significant one for disability housing in Australia.

“Through our building program we create accommodation where young Australians with high care needs can enjoy the same lifestyle as others their age, living an independent life with appropriate and dignified care,” says Youngcare CEO Samantha Kennerley.

Patricia Flores, senior access consultant and State Manager of Architecture & Access in Queensland provided consultancy services, and was delighted to attend the public preview day of the Share House.

“It is a privilege to be associated with this project, which is clearly pioneering best practice in design as it responds to an issue of critical importance,” says Patricia. “It is incredible to think that over 7,000 young Australians are living in aged care because there is nowhere else for them to go.”

The Wooloowin Share House design is underpinned by what is believed to be the first research of its kind in Australia, undertaken by Youngcare and Griffith University, into what young people need and want.

The hub of the house includes a spacious communal living area and kitchen, and each resident has their own balcony, bathroom, bedroom and kitchenette.

This home is distinctive for the innovative use of assistive technology, where lighting, audio, visual, automated doors and blinds are controlled at the touch of a fingertip, allowing for optimal independence.

“Having the right place to live will make all the difference to these young people’s enjoyment of greater freedom of movement, dignity and independence in daily life,” says Patricia.

For more information about this project visit the Youngcare website.

To view the full article go to  http://www.architectureandaccess.com.au/youngcares-share-house-sets-new-standard-for-disability-housing/

 

 

Category: Smart Homes & Environmental Controls

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Why Website Accessibility Makes Business Sense

Author: Maggie Whitnall

Published By: Aus Registry

Published On: 3 December 2013

With 18% of the Australian population living with some form of a disability, eliminating barriers to website accessibility remains a challenge. In this blog, AusRegistry’s Maggie Whitnall explores this important topic with the support of Gunela Astbrink from the Internet Society of Australia.

To read this article please click on the link below:

Web Accessibility Article


Category: Workforces Considerations

Added by Elizabeth Dodd · 3 years ago

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Added by Tony Shaw · 3 years ago

Webinar: Do CHANGE, European Smart Assistive Technology Project Disrupting and Empowering Individuals

Author: Sander van Berlo

Published by: Community Resourcing

Date of Publication: October 7th, 2015


Dr. Eleanor Horton chairs this webinar presented by Sander van Berlo, who informs us of his project Do CHANGE. The primary goal of the Do CHANGE (Cardiac Health Advanced New Generation Ecosystem) project is to develop a health ecosystem for integrated disease management for hypertensive and cardiac patients. This ground breaking system – which will be adaptable for other health and social issues – will give people access to a set of personalised health services that directly respond to a range of measurements and situations. It integrates the latest behaviour change techniques with inputs from new portable tools that scan food and fluid intake, monitor behaviours and measure clinical parameters in normal living situations.


The webinar can be viewed at 



Category: Future Trends & Possibilies International Perspectives Videos

Added by Tony Shaw · 3 years ago

An Evaluation of House of Memories: Dementia Training Programme

Contributors: Kerry Wilson and Gayle Whelan

Published By: National Museums Liverpool

Published On: September 2014

House of Memories is a multi award-winning museums dementia awareness training programme in the U.K. Created by National Museums Liverpool, it provides health, social care and housing workforce with practical skills and resources to support people to live well with dementia. Since its inception in 2012, more than 5,000 health, housing, and social care workers have participated in the training nationally in the U.K.

Other recent developments attached to the programme include the launch of a dedicated My House of Memories2 app, which can again be used remotely in a variety of care contexts.





Category: Connected Health International Perspectives Workforces Considerations

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Smart rehabilitation for the 21st century: The Tampa Smart Home for veterans with traumatic brain injury

 

Author/s: Jan Jasiewicz, PhD; William Kearns, PhD;  Jeffrey Craighead, PhD; James L. Fozard, PhD; Steven Scott, DO; Jay McCarthy Jr, PT, MS

Published By: JRRD, Volume 48, Number 8

Published On: 2011

 

In this editorial, JRRD report on the development of a smart-home–based cognitive prosthetic that will deliver 24/7 rehabilitation at the James A.Haley Veterans’ Hospital Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP) facility in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Smart Home was designed to address two weaknesses identified by PTRP clinicians in the rehabilitation process for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI): (1) patient safety and (2) inadequate timing and repetition of prompts used to overcome TBI related cognitive and memory deficits.

Category: International Perspectives Smart Homes & Environmental Controls

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Smart rehabilitation for the 21st century: The Tampa Smart Home for veterans with traumatic brain injury

Author/s: Jan Jasiewicz, PhD; William Kearns, PhD;  Jeffrey Craighead, PhD; James L. Fozard, PhD; Steven Scott, DO; Jay McCarthy Jr, PT, MS

Published By: JRRD, Volume 48, Number 8

Published On: 2011

 

In this editorial, JRRD report on the development of a smart-home–based cognitive prosthetic that will deliver 24/7 rehabilitation at the James A.Haley Veterans’ Hospital Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP) facility in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Smart Home was designed to address two weaknesses identified by PTRP clinicians in the rehabilitation process for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI): (1) patient safety and (2) inadequate timing and repetition of prompts used to overcome TBI related cognitive and memory deficits.


Category: Domestic Assistance International Perspectives Mobile Technologies Smart Homes & Environmental Controls

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Temporo-spacial prompting for persons with cognitive impairment using smart wrist-worn interface

Author/s: William Kearns, PhD; Jan M. Jasiewicz, PhD; James L. Fozard, PhD; Paul Webster, PhD; Steven Scott, DO; Jeffrey Craighead, PhD; Mary E. Bowen, PhD; Joseph McCarthy, PT, MS

Published By: JRRD, Volume 50, Number 10

Published On: 2013

 In this editorial, JRRD report on the development of a smartwatch designed to enhance the Smart Home at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Tampa, a project that uses advanced tracking technology to help Veteran patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) independently plan, organize, and complete everyday activities [1]. The literature is replete with examples of proposed technologies designed to influence or control behavior, the most recent incarnation being "persuasive technologies".

Category: Mobile Technologies Smart Homes & Environmental Controls

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago

Webinar: User Centered and Experiential Approaches to Designing Smart Assistive Technology

Presented by: Sander van Berlo, Director at Onmi B.V., the Netherlands

Recorded On: 2 October 2015

This webinar was specifically held and recorded for the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative Platform.  Introduced by Eleanor Horton,  Expert Reference Group member and Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

This is part of a series of sessions being facilitated by Community Resourcing for the Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative.



Category: Connected Health International Perspectives Mobile Technologies Research Videos

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 3 years ago