Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: David R. Beukelman,Pat Mirenda
Pages: 593
ISBN: 1598571966
Release: 2012
Editor: Brookes Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Augmentative   Alternative Communication
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Author: David R. Beukelman,Janice C. Light
Pages: 704
ISBN: 1681253038
Release: 2020
Editor: Brookes Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The authoritative text on augmentative and alternative communication, this classic bestseller is now in its fifth edition--revised and updated for a new generation of SLPs, teachers, occupational therapists, and other professionals in clinical and educational settings. Partnering with a team of distinguished contributors, renowned experts David Beukelman and Janice Light deliver todayâ (TM)s most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to AAC interventions and technologies for children and adults with complex communication needs. Future service providers will get in-depth coverage of essential AAC topics, enhanced by helpful study questions, valuable perspectives from people who use AAC, and case examples that illustrate key principles. Significantly expanded with new chapters on critical topics, more practical information on how AAC systems work, and new online companion materials, this definitive text will expertly prepare readers to support communicative competence-and quality of life-for children and adults with complex communication needs. WHATâ (TM)S NEW Professionals will prepare for their work in the field with critical new information on: Collaborating with family members and other communication partners Making the most of mobile technologies and AAC apps Selecting an AAC system and tailoring it to individual needs Working effectively with families from diverse cultural backgrounds Supporting inclusion across the lifespan (including education, employment, and community life) Ensuring efficient patient-provider communication in medical settings Providing communication supports to people with autism spectrum disorder PLUS: Enhance your teaching with a package of online companion materials, including a resource guide to help practitioners and students learn more about AAC; sample responses to chapter study questions; and a sample syllabus. TOPICS COVERED: components and phases of AAC assessment * planning, implementation, and evaluation of AAC interventions * working with families *vocabulary and message selection *multimodal communication*unaided representations * aided AAC symbols and other representations * assistive technologies that support literacy * support for beginning communicators * education * employment * assisted and independent living * health care * selection and personalization of AAC systems * AAC access techniques and output * interventions for people with developmental disabilities * interventions for people with acquired disabilities * the importance of advocacy Learn more about the new edition!

Tele AAC

Tele AAC
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Author: Nerissa Hall,Jenifer Juengling-Sudkamp,Michelle L. Gutmann, Ellen R. Cohn
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781635501391
Release: 2019-06-28
Editor: Plural Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tele-AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Through Telepractice is the first comprehensive resource guide to Tele-AAC. Tele-AAC is the use of telepractice specifically for providing services to individuals using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). This text establishes Tele-AAC as a new service delivery model and promotes safe, efficacious, evidence-based, and ethical telepractice for individuals who need AAC systems. The goal is to provide readers with fundamental information about policy and service delivery of AAC services via telepractice to enable clinical practice. The text details the specific technical components unique to Tele-AAC service delivery, and how the technology, personnel, and service delivery practices may vary across settings and populations. It offers didactic and case-based content for speech-language pathologists across all levels, from introductory to advanced. Chapters are included that clarify and define the term Tele-AAC, highlight the procedures used while providing assessment and intervention via Tele-AAC, identify ethical and cultural considerations while providing Tele-AAC, and demonstrate its application in a variety of settings. The content has been enriched by the input and knowledge offered by leaders from both telepractice and AAC disciplines, and offers readers the right combination of foundational information and principles to help form a base of understanding for practitioners engaging in Tele-AAC. The field of Tele-AAC is evolving and will transform as the technology changes and advances. This text provides a threshold of understanding from which the field and practitioners can grow.

The Source for Augmentative Alternative Communication

The Source for Augmentative Alternative Communication
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Author: Debra Hoge,Cheryl A. Newsome,Barb Truman
Pages: 177
ISBN: 0760604630
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

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Implementing Effective AAC Practices for Students with Complex Communication Needs

Implementing Effective AAC Practices for Students with Complex Communication Needs
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Author: M. Alexandra Da Fonte,Miriam C. Boesch
Pages: 324
ISBN: 1138710199
Release: 2018-07-06
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Implementing Effective AAC Practices for Students with Complex Communication Needs provides an introductory, user-friendly handbook for any school-based practitioner, particularly those new to the field. This highly practical book translates the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) research into practice and explains the importance of the use of AAC strategies in diverse school settings. The handbook also provides school-based practitioners with resources to be used during the assessment, planning, and instructional process, whether you are an AAC consultant, special education teacher, assistive technology consultant, speech language pathologist, or occupational therapist" --

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Loncke,Filip Loncke
Pages: 233
ISBN: 1597564982
Release: 2013-12-01
Editor: Plural Pub Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This textbook is intended to serve as the primary text for graduate courses in augmentative and alternative communication. The book contains 13 chapters that together provide a complete, in-depth overview of the topic. Each chapter includes a section with practical applications and possible class activities.

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Stephen von Tetzchner,Harald Martinsen
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1861561873
Release: 2006-11-22
Editor: Wiley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An increasing number of families and professionals are involved with severely communication-impaired children, adolescents and adults who use alternative communication systems to compensate for delayed systems and strategies that can be used to increase the communicative possibilities of people with limited spoken language. The authors discuss factors that are important when choosing communication systems, assessment strategies, environmental adaptation, and the principles for teaching comprehension and use of such communication systems to individuals with different disabilities; including motor impairments, learning disability and autism. This book is unique within the field of augmentative and alternative communication with its basis in modern developmental theories of language and communication, its practical approach with many examples and focus on every-day situations, and its coherent and readable text. It may serve as an introductory text book for speech and language therapists, teachers in school and preschool, psychologists and care nurses, as well as a source of information for families with members who have severe developmental speech and language disorders.

Who s Afraid of AAC

Who s Afraid of AAC
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Author: Alison Battye
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9781351699297
Release: 2017-08-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Who's Afraid of AAC? is a clear and concise guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in the UK and will be an essential resource for all Speech and Language Therapists, educators, parents and carers supporting children with non-verbal communication. This book sets out to demystify AAC by demonstrating that you already have the skills necessary to use AAC successfully. Key features include: an overview of the different types of AAC analysis of the best available approaches tools to give you the context you need to make specific recommendations and choices thorough sections on different settings including Home, Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools so that guidance is relevant to individual needs numerous practical examples, templates and activities to help you implement AAC in all settings summaries of recent research and hot topics including eye-gaze technology, using AAC in exams, and internet safety so that you have the most up-to-date guidance at your fingertips. Created by a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in AAC training for therapists, educators, and individuals with communication needs, as well as parents and carers, this is the only book of its kind written for a UK audience.

The Handbook of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Handbook of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Sharon Glennen,Denise C. DeCoste
Pages: 795
ISBN: 1565936841
Release: 1997
Editor: Singular

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Effective Augmentative and Alternative Communication Practices

Effective Augmentative and Alternative Communication Practices
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Author: M. Alexandra Da Fonte,Miriam C. Boesch
Pages: 321
ISBN: 1138710172
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Implementing Effective AAC Practices for Students with Complex Communication Needs provides an introductory, user-friendly handbook for any school-based practitioner, particularly those new to the field. This highly practical book translates the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) research into practice and explains the importance of the use of AAC strategies in diverse school settings. The handbook also provides school-based practitioners with resources to be used during the assessment, planning, and instructional process, whether you are an AAC consultant, special education teacher, assistive technology consultant, speech language pathologist, or occupational therapist" --

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Billy T. Ogletree
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1635502861
Release: 2020-12-14
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: David R. Beukelman,Pat Mirenda
Pages: 604
ISBN: UOM:39015036046749
Release: 1998
Editor: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This definitive textbook incorporates critical information on implementing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). It explains the principles and procedures of AAC assessment and offers intervention techniques that are appropriate throughout the life span of children and adults with congenital or acquired communication disorders.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention
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Author: Janet L. Dodd
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781635502329
Release: 2017-06-30
Editor: Plural Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention: An Intensive, Immersive, Socially Based Delivery Model is ideal for school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and an excellent resource for interventionists (special education teachers, ABA therapists) and SLPs working in other settings who wish to develop an intensive, immersive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)-based intervention through a three-phase intervention process: assessment, intervention planning, and intervention implementation. Written by an SLP who has worked in a public school setting and saw to the application of theory to practice, the text provides detailed information regarding working with children who have complex communication needs and the background knowledge necessary for successful implementation of the intervention approach. Included are considerations for vocabulary selection for the beginning communicator, how to create a symbolically rich environment, detailed intervention approaches, and progress monitoring strategies that establish appropriate, measurable goals. AAC will no longer be an alternative means of communication but a best practice means of teaching communication in the SLP's or interventionist's repertoire. Making the leap from the theoretical to the practical, this essential book: Describes the intervention needs of children with complex communication needs and the limitations of current approaches (e.g., PECS, Milieu Training, Functional Communication Training).Operationally defines the goal of AAC intervention, discussing its complexities, including the limitations of a pull-out model.Introduces the Intensive, Immersive, Socially Based Approach to Intervention and briefly describes each phase of the intervention process.Discusses how AAC assessments differ from traditional assessments of speech and language skills, as well as provides an overview of different assessment models and their contribution to the intervention process.Examines the importance of training support staff to key components of this intervention model.Contains information on the application of language-based intervention strategies to AAC.Talks about the importance of progress monitoring and how to use functional communication measures and communication sampling, a new and innovative technique developed by the author, to monitor progress.Provides example lesson plans and example goals addressing each area of communicative competence.*Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Stephen von Tetzchner,Nicola Grove
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1861563310
Release: 2002-12-30
Editor: Wiley

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This text describes the development of augmentative and alternative communication. The focus is not on disabilities, although the atypical developmental paths to language described in this book are caused by a variety of disabilities, but on the developmental achievements of children using augmentative and alternative communication systems. This book is a first attempt to look at the achievements of children using alternative language forms from a broad developmental perspective and discuss how their semantic, grammatical and pragmatic development is promoted through social interactions, both planned and incidental in nature, that take place in particular sociocultural circumstances. The authors use small group data and dialogues to show how the children use grammatical structures and strategies to convey meaning and solve communicative challenges. The overall aim of the book is to inspire a shift towards a developmental understanding of augmentative and alternative communication in both research and clinical practice, leading to new knowledge and a better basis for intervention practices, and thereby to improved social and societal participation for children using augmentative and alternative communication.

Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Author: Jennifer B. Ganz
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9781493908141
Release: 2014-05-16
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Just as autism is a continuum of disorders, it is associated with a broad range of neurodevelopmental, social, and communication deficits. For individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has a major impact on their daily lives, often reducing the occurrence of challenging behaviors. Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a practical guide to the field, offering readers a solid grounding in ASD, related complex communication needs (CCN), and AAC, especially visual and computer-based technologies. Widely used interventions and tools in AAC are reviewed—not just how they work, but why they work—to aid practitioners in choosing those most suited to individual clients or students. Issues in evaluation for aided AAC and debates concerning its usability round out the coverage. Readers come away with a deeper understanding of the centrality of communication for clients with ASD and the many possibilities for intervention. Key areas of coverage include: AAC and assessment of people with ASD and CCN. Interdisciplinary issues and collaboration in assessment and treatment. AAC intervention mediated by natural communication partners. Functional communication training with AAC. The controversy surrounding facilitated communication. Sign language versus AAC. Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians/practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in such fields as child and school psychology, speech pathology, language education, developmental psychology, behavior therapy, and educational technology.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia Science and Clinical Practice

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia  Science and Clinical Practice
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Author: Rajinder Koul
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9789004253131
Release: 2011-09-19
Editor: BRILL

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia is written for practising clinicians, undergraduate and graduate students, assistive technologists and other stakeholders interested in learning more about the communication needs and options for people with aphasia. This is the first book dedicated entirely to AAC and aphasia.

The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders

The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders
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Author: Jack S. Damico,Nicole Müller,Martin J. Ball
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781118448717
Release: 2012-07-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Through contributions from leading experts in the fields ofcommunication science, The Handbook of Speech andLanguage Disorders presents a comprehensive survey detailingthe state of the art in speech, language, andcognitive/intellectual disorders. Provides the first in-depth exploration of the rapidlyexpanding field of communication disorders Examines the current debates, landmark studies, and centralthemes in the discipline, including analytical methods andassessment Includes contributions from more than 20 leading scholars toprovide an extraordinary breadth of coverage of this growing,multi-disciplinary field Features a “foundations” section that deals withissues of central importance to all research in the field,including social and practical considerations in classification anddiversity, genetic syndromes, and principles of assessment andintervention

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Acute and Critical Care Settings

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Acute and Critical Care Settings
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Author: Richard R. Hurtig,Deborah Downey
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781597567824
Release: 2008-11-01
Editor: Plural Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia
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Author: Rajinder Koul
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9781848552180
Release: 2011
Editor: BRILL

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia is a text written for practising clinicians, undergraduate and graduate students, assistive technologists and other stakeholders who are interested in learning more about the communication needs and options for people with aphasia. Although there are several book chapters dedicated to aphasia in currently available textbooks in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), this is the first book dedicated entirely to AAC and aphasia. The book aims to: Provide an overview of aphasia and various treatment approaches. Provide a comprehensive review of AAC intervention approaches for persons with aphasia. Evaluate the efficacy of AAC intervention approaches that use technology, such as speech generating devices, and non-technological AAC approaches as part of a treatment package. Examine the ways in which techniques and strategies can be applied to persons with aphasia. Better understand how both direct stakeholders (i.e., persons with aphasia) as well as indirect stakeholders (e.g., close and extended family members, friends, paid caregivers) feel about the effectiveness of AAC intervention in persons with aphasia.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Erna Alant
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781944883874
Release: 2016-12-30
Editor: Plural Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Engagement and Participationreexamines the basic components of human communication based on the development of meaning between two people and provides a new theoretical framework for integrating the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies into interpersonal interactions. As such, it is an indispensable resource for speech-language pathologists, special education practitioners, and researchers in AAC, as well as for instructors and graduate students in the fields of speech and hearing sciences and special education. The book employs a creative synthesis of engagement (personal involvement) and participation (exchanges) to describe meaning-making and social closeness between partners. This process allows for the acknowledgment of different levels of shared meaning and outlines a novel approach to assessment and intervention. The book also describes the importance of integrating relational (interaction-oriented) as well as instrumental (goal-oriented) communication functions as essential in maintaining on-going relationships. Most resources in AAC tend to emphasize strategies for enhancing participation, rather than strategies associated with the development of engagement ("being with") to enhance communication between communication partners. In contrast, this text uses interactions between users of AAC and their communication partners as a basis to explore the creative synthesis between engagement and participation to provide clinical guidelines for assessment and intervention in both interpersonal and classroom contexts. Key features: A novel theoretical approach focused on engagement and participation as core components in AAC interventionEmphasis on empathic listening skills of both communication partner and user of AAC strategies to facilitate engagement (emotional resonance) between themGuidance for teachers on the benefits of a meaning-based approach to communication in the classroomApplication of empathic listening strategies to people with dementia to address an increasing need for care of patients with Alzheimer disease by caregivers and family membersIntegration of social media and face-to-face interactions as central to developing relationships in AAC interactions