Augmentative and Alternative Communication A Handbook of Principles and Practices

ISBN-10: 0205198848
ISBN-13: 9780205198849
Edition: 1st 1998
List price: $204.80
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Description: This is a valuable source of information and reference for the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in speech-language pathology. This handbook outlines the history and growth of the field from its beginnings a few decades ago  More...

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Book details

List price: $204.80
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 615
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

This is a valuable source of information and reference for the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in speech-language pathology. This handbook outlines the history and growth of the field from its beginnings a few decades ago to its current status as an integral element in the clinical and educational programs of individuals with severe communication disabilities. Legislation and funding opportunities which influence the provision of AAC services are presented and discussed along with current legal and ethical issues and future research needs. Speech pathologists, language and communication specialists and therapists.

Each chapter closes with "Summary."
Introduction To Aac
Introduction and Overview
Perspectives
History of AAC
Antecedents
Needs of Individuals
AAC Modes and Methods
AAC Research
Assistive Communication Devices
Institutionalization
Controversial Issues
AAC Model and Taxonomy
Communication Models in General
An AAC Model. AAC Taxonomy
Terminology Issues
General Terminology
Symbol Terminology
Technology Terminology
Symbols
Introduction to Symbols
Natural Languages and AAC Symbols
AAC Symbols: The Means to Represent
Issues Relevant to Aided and Unaided Symbols
Aided AAC Symbols
Aided AAC Symbol Descriptions
Aided Symbol Characteristics
Unaided AAC Symbols
Historical and Theoretical Background of Sign Languages and Other Unaided Systems
Basic Characteristics of Unaided Symbol Communication
Unaided AAC Symbol Classifications and Descriptions
Other Classifications
Technology
Principles and Uses of Technology
Applying Technology
Characteristics and Feature Matching
Technology for Individuals with Communication Disabilities
Selection and Transmission
Laws for Applying Technology
Principles for the Use of Technology
Low Technology
Components of Low Technology AAC Devices
High Technology
Development of Computers
Computer Functions
Input Devices and Features
Output Devices and Features
Dedicated Communication Devices
Nondedicated Devices
Software
Telecommunication
Environmental Control
Future Applications
Technology Resources
Aac Assessment
AAC Assessment Process
AAC Assessment Process and Purpose
AAC Assessment Principles
AAC Assessment Procedures
AAC Assessment Components
Flow of an AAC Assessment
Vocabulary Selection
Early Lexicons and Linguistic Changes
Individualization
Methods of Vocabulary Selection
Case Example
Evaluating Selected Vocabulary
Symbol Selection
General AAC Symbol Selection Considerations
Selecting Specific Symbols and Teaching Considerations
Technology Selection
Roles and Responsibilities in Selecting Technology
Technology Selection Variables
Feature Matching
Trial Use of AAC Devices
Aac Intervention
Intervention Principles and Procedures
Appropriate Candidates for AAC Services
Developing and Implementing AAC Intervention Programs
AAC Goals. Instructional Delivery
Sensory Impairments
Hearing Impairment
Visual Impairment
Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI)
Seating, Other Positioning, and Motor Control
Definitions of Seating, Positioning, and Motor Control
Common Neuromusculoskeletal Proble

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