Technology Considerations for Older Adults: An Overview There has been a true technology explosion in the past 10 to 20 years. Technological advances already affect virtually every aspect of our lives, often in ways that are not immediately apparent. We are being challenged daily to accommodate both the possibilities and the difficulties associated with an environment ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2004
Technology Considerations for Older Adults: An Overview
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Article   |   December 01, 2004
Technology Considerations for Older Adults: An Overview
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, December 2004, Vol. 9, 1-4. doi:10.1044/gero9.2.1
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, December 2004, Vol. 9, 1-4. doi:10.1044/gero9.2.1
There has been a true technology explosion in the past 10 to 20 years. Technological advances already affect virtually every aspect of our lives, often in ways that are not immediately apparent. We are being challenged daily to accommodate both the possibilities and the difficulties associated with an environment filled with accelerating technological options. For persons with communication disorders, technology holds great promise as a communication tool, a vehicle for participating in treatment, an information resource, and a mechanism for accessing services. While speech-language pathologists and audiologists scramble to keep pace with advances in our discipline, we sometimes overlook the fact that many clients who could benefit from technology are also aging. Aging itself brings with it cognitive, sensory, and motor challenges that may profoundly influence use or non-use of technology.
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