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Augmentative and Alternative Communication : A Handbook of Principles and Practices - 97 edition

Augmentative and Alternative Communication : A Handbook of Principles and Practices (ISBN10: 0205198848; ISBN13: 9780205198849)
ISBN13: 978-0205198849
ISBN10: 0205198848

Summary: Students and professionals alike will find this volume to be a valuable source of information and reference for the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). 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. Principles are presented as a foundation for the developme morent of assessment and intervention procedures and practices within the framework of the communication model and its major components: the means to represent, the means to select, and the means to transmit. Detailed descriptions of symbol sets and systems, access options, and low and high tech communication aids and devices provide a resource for individuals involved in the development and delivery of AAC services. 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.


  • A blending of theory and practical applications for the development and implementation of AAC.
  • Tables organizing relevant information related to various aspects of AAC.
  • Figures and photographs illustrating concepts and components of AAC.
  • Case studies illustrate principles and describing practices as they relate to AAC.
  • Glossary with definitions of both general and specific terms related to AAC.
  • Extensive list of references.
  • Appendices containing feature guides, resources, and listings of AAC devices and software. less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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