Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: David R. Beukelman
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598571967
Format: PDF, ePub
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The fourth edition of the foundational, widely adopted AAC textbook Augmentative and Alternative Communication is the definitive introduction to AAC processes, interventions, and technologies that help people best meet their daily communication needs. Future teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, and other professionals will prepare for their work in the field with critical new information on advancing literacy skills; conducting effective, culturally appropriate assessment and intervention; selecting AAC vocabulary tailored to individual needs; using new consumer technologies as affordable, nonstigmatizing communication devices; promoting social competence supporting language learning and development; providing effective support to beginning communicators; planning inclusive education services for students with complex communication needs; and improving the communication of people with specific developmental disabilities and acquired disabilities. An essential core text for tomorrow's professionals--and a key reference for in-service practitioners--this fourth edition prepares readers to support the communicative competence of children and adults with a wide range of complex needs.

Augmentative Alternative Communication

Author: David R. Beukelman
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557666840
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This textbook presents a life-span approach to improving the lives of children and adults who have severe communication disorders due to autism, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, or sensory impairments. Step-by-step intervention approaches are offered, as well as thorough discussions of principles and procedures of assessment; planning and implementation of AAC intervention; symbol options; alternative access; message management; vocabulary selection; service delivery; This update of the widely-used and well-respected earlier editions offers more information on individuals with acquired disabilities and continues to emphasize putting the AAC user first.

Augmentative Alternative Communication

Author: David R. Beukelman
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598573749
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fourth edition of the foundational, widely adopted AAC textbook Augmentative and Alternative Communication is the definitive introduction to AAC processes, interventions, and technologies that help people best meet their daily communication needs. Future teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, and other professionals will prepare for their work in the field with critical new information on advancing literacy skills; conducting effective, culturally appropriate assessment and intervention; selecting AAC vocabulary tailored to individual needs; using new consumer technologies as affordable, nonstigmatizing communication devices; promoting social competence supporting language learning and development; providing effective support to beginning communicators; planning inclusive education services for students with complex communication needs; and improving the communication of people with specific developmental disabilities and acquired disabilities. An essential core text for tomorrow's professionals--and a key reference for in-service practitioners--this fourth edition prepares readers to support the communicative competence of children and adults with a wide range of complex needs.

The Handbook of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: Sharon Glennen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781565936843
Format: PDF, ePub
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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a field which crosses many disciplinary boundaries. It is a rapidly changing field that uses the latest innovations and technologies to aid the language-disabled, and requires fluency not only in the hands-on technological aspect, but the service-delivery side as well. This well-written handbook addresses that need and is filled with practical information and extensive referencing. Some of its unique features include overview of development of assistive technology and its links with AAC, and present service delivery models in a variety of settings; discussions of available technology systems, strategies, and access, and issues of literacy development, funding and legal responsibility, and program effectiveness; examines special populations and special environments; includes case studies throughout; and extensive appendixes of devices, manufacturers, associations. A valuable text for graduate students studying communication disorders and special education, the book would be a useful addition to the professional library of anyone working with AAC users, most especially for those working with children.

Communicative Competence for Individuals who Use AAC

Author: Janice Catherine Light
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557666390
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Relevant for children and adults at all stages of communication development, this work should be of use to rehabilitation professionals who work with AAC users. It covers linguistic competence, operational competence, social competence, and strategic competence.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: Lyle L. Lloyd
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205198849
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Stuttering

Author: Barry Guitar
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1608310043
Format: PDF
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Stuttering: An Integrated Approach to Its Nature presents the most comprehensive textbook on the topic today, providing an overview of the etiology and development of stuttering and details, appropriate approaches to accurate assessment and treatment. Exploring a variety of practice settings, this core introductory book grounds all topics in a firm basis of the disorder’s origin and nature. This edition has been thoroughly updated to address all current methodologies.

AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

Author: Susan S. Johnston
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598572063
Format: PDF, Docs
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Get explicit, evidence-based AAC strategies that improve the communication of learners with severe disabilities in school settings. Includes a CD-ROM with more than 35 forms, plus helpful hints, research highlights, and case studies.

Clinical Research in Communicative Disorders

Author: Mahabalagiri N. Hegde
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9780890799642
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A revised comprehensive textbook (1st ed., 1987) for a course on research methods and designs in communicative disorders, representing both the single-subject and group design strategies along with issues of measurement; philosophy of science; ethics of research; and planning, conducting, and reporting research. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR