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Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities

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ISBN-10: 1557667551

ISBN-13: 9781557667557

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: June E. Downing, Mary A. Falvey

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Developed by a highly respected expert, this practical guide has the comprehensive, research-based information professionals need to help students with disabilities realize the benefits of effective communication: more control over their lives and stronger bonds with friends and family. This book shows readers how to analyze environments for their communicative value, assess the communication skills of students from pre-school to high school, teach specific skills such as gaining attention and requesting, make informed choices about AAC, and guide peers and adults in supporting students with disabilities. In this expanded second edition, readers will find timely new material on students…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 6/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Mary A. Falvey, Ph.D., is a professor in the Division of Special Education at California State University, Los Angeles, California.

About the Author
The Importance of Teaching Communication Skills
Assessing Communication Skills
Analyzing the Communicative Environment
Teaching Communication Skills: First Steps
Interactions for Different Purposes, Conversations, and Generalization of Skills
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Techniques
The Role of Communicative Partners
Working Together to Ensure Integrated Service Delivery
Commonly Asked Questions: Challenges to Effective Communication Intervention
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Resource List