Augmentative and Alternative Communication Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs

ISBN-10: 1557666849
ISBN-13: 9781557666840
Edition: 3rd 2005
List price: $74.95
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Description: Approaching severe communication disorders from an intervention perspective, this trusted resource thoroughly prepares students and practicing professionals to serve individuals with augmentative and alternative communication needs. In this revised  More...

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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 634
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Approaching severe communication disorders from an intervention perspective, this trusted resource thoroughly prepares students and practicing professionals to serve individuals with augmentative and alternative communication needs. In this revised third edition, professionals working or preparing to work with children and adults who use AAC will get new and expanded content on adults with degenerative language or cognitive disorders, adults with acquired disabilities, students who use AAC in general education classrooms, use of capability assessment to determine needs and identify AAC options, and the most recent AAC devices and interventions. Readers will still have everything that made the earlier editions of this text so useful: extensive coverage of AAC assessment, intervention planning, and the many different types of congenital and acquired communication disorders (see sidebar), plus a step-by-step guide to clinical application. A comprehensive textbook for students in introductory courses and a valuable reference for in-service educators and therapists, this book will help professionals guide children and adults as they increase their communicative competence and participate more fully in all aspects of life.

Augmentative and alternative communication processes
Message management : vocabulary, small talk, and storytelling
Symbols and rate enhancement
Alternative access
Team building for AAC assessment and intervention
Principles of assessment
Assessment of specific capabilities
Principles of decision making, intervention, and evaluation
AAC issues for people with developmental disabilities
AAC strategies for beginning communicators : opportunity and nonsymbolic interventions
AAC strategies for beginning communicators : symbolic approaches
Language learning and development
Literacy development of children who use AAC
Educational inclusion of students who use AAC
Adults with acquired physical disabilities
Adults with severe aphasia
Adults with degenerative cognitive/linguistic disorders
Individuals with traumatic brain injury
AAC in intensive and acute medical settings

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