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Augmentative and Alternative Communication : Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs - 3rd edition

by David R. Beukelman and Pat Mirenda

Augmentative and Alternative Communication : Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs (ISBN10: 1557666849; ISBN13: 9781557666840)
ISBN13: 978-1557666840
ISBN10: 1557666849

Summary: Approaching severe communication disorders from an intervention perspective, this trusted resource thoroughly prepares students and practicing professionals to serve individuals with augmentative or alternative communication needs. A comprehensive textbook for students in introductory courses and a valuable reference for in-service educators and therapists, this revised and updated third edition incorporates the most up-to-date research and developments in the AAC fi ...show moreeld. Professionals working or preparing to work with children and adults who use AAC will get new and expanded content, including

  • a chapter on adults with degenerative language or cognition disorders
  • more research on adults with acquired disabilities
  • information about supporting students who use AAC in general education classrooms
  • updated and expanded information on capability assessment
  • updated terminology throughout the book to reflect the recommendations of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) and the World Health Organization
  • new figures and examples that reflect the most recent AAC devices and interventions
Readers will still have everything that made the earlier versions so useful: in-depth 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. With this new edition of a highly respected volume, current and future professionals will help both children and adults increase their communicative competence so they can participate more fully in all aspects of life.

FREE Course Companion Web Site! Updated and expanded for the new edition, this web site will include chapter objectives; dozens of links to disability organizations; and a printable, searchable version of an extensive AAC glossary.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
About the Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part I: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Processes
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
Part II: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
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
with Janet Sturm
Educational Inclusion of Students Who Use AAC
Part III: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Acquired Disabilities
Adults with Acquired Physical Disabilities
with Laura J. Ball
Adults with Severe Aphasia
Kathryn L. Garrett and Joanne P. Lasker
Adults with Degenerative Cognitive/Linguistic Disorders
with Elizabeth K. Hanson
Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
with Susan Fager
AAC in Intensive and Acute Medical Settings
References
Appendix: Resources and Web Links
Index ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
Published: 08/01/2005
International: No

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