What do rehabilitation professionals who have used the ISAACTM system say about it?
“… I have worked with a patient who utilizes the ISAAC system on a routine basis. Briefly, her cognitive deficits developed from a double aneurysm clipping with rupture. The aneurysms were within the left anterior cerebral artery and left middle cerebral artery causing severe impairments with memory and executive functions.
“The purpose of the ISAAC was to provide an external cueing source to help this patient remember to complete activities of daily living (ADLs) and take her medications as appropriate, including dosage and time of administration. This system has worked well for these two conditions. Other prompts include completing laundry weekly, checking her mail, and completion of other routine weekly tasks. She, at times, will use the system to wake her in the morning.
“Other uses have included providing critical information when necessary. For instance, I wrote a brief history for her, along with listing medications and uses, then placed this information into her system under ‘history.’ This section was created to expedite medical treatment in the event of an emergency. Finally, I created a list of cognitive and behavioral coping and daily functioning strategies as another source of reminding.
“Overall, I believe this system can be very useful when chosen for the appropriate patient or client. I think that computer assistive devices for brain injury survivors will continue, and become a necessary part of rehabilitation in the future. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share this information with others that may be considering this adaptive device.”
Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D.
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