Rethinking Physical and Rehabilitation Medecine. New technologies induce new learning strategies

Category

Book

Authors

Didier, J.-P., Bigand, E. (Eds.)

Year

2010

Language

Anglais

Title

Rethinking Physical and Rehabilitation Medecine. New technologies induce new learning strategies

ISBN

2817800338

Abstract

"Reeducation" consists in training people injured by either illness or the vagaries of life to achieve the best fundionality now possible for them. Strangely, the subject is not taught in the normal educational curricula of the relevant professions. Reeducation thus tends to be developed anew with each patient, without recourse to knowledge of what such training, or assistance in such training, might be. However, new paradigms of reeducation are in fact possible today, thanks to advances in cognitive science and the development of new technologies such as virtual reality and robotics. In turn, they lead to the rethinking of the procedures of physical medicine, as well as of reeducation. The present book addresses primarily those professionals involved in reeducation: the clinician, kinestherapist, ergotherapist, speech therapist, psychometrician, clinical psychologist,and neuropsychalogist.More generally, it addresses alsothose in occupations in physical rehabilitation and in both primary and ongoing éducation. The first part looks anew at reeducation in the context of both international classifications of functionality, handicap, and health and the concept of normality. The second part highlights the function of implicit memory in reeducation. And the last part, illustrated by practical examples, shows the integration of new cognition technologies in the new paradigms of reeducation.

Number of pages

272

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