Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: David R. Beukelman
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598571967
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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.

Communicative Competence for Individuals who Use AAC

Author: Janice Catherine Light
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557666390
Format: PDF
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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.

The Handbook of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: Sharon Glennen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781565936843
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

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.

Medical Speech Language Pathology

Author: Alex F. Johnson
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 1604063963
Format: PDF, ePub
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The updated edition of this classic is essential for all practitioners and advanced students. The editors artfully synthesize the pathology of voice, speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders with practical guidance. Insightful viewpoints and viable solutions are provided for patient management issues including neurological and physical challenges, surgical implications, and medical ethics, in the context of the continuum of health care settings. The underlying causes of communication and swallowing impairments are explored in detail, along with respective treatment modalities. Starting with an overview of key considerations, the latest evidence-based science is presented throughout 22 chapters. Topics include differential diagnosis of adult communication and swallowing disorders, assessment and management approaches, and diagnostic tools such as imaging and endoscopy. New chapters are devoted to: Motor speech disorders Education for medical speech-language pathologists Aphasia Pediatric traumatic brain injury End of life communication and swallowing disorders

Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults

Author: Kathryn M. Yorkston
Publisher: Pro Ed
ISBN: 9781416404347
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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MANAGEMENT OF MOTOR SPEECH Disorders in Children and Adults emphasizes how to make clinical decisions based on the underlying neuropathology and severity OF the disorder. The third edition OF this must-have book covers basic neurologic and general information associated with the various diseases, disorders, and syndromes that cause MOTOR SPEECH disorders, and it will serve as an excellent reference source for those practicing in a medical setting. This text contains several noteworthy modifications. 1. DVD - contains 26 video segments showing children and adults with dysarthria and apraxia OF SPEECH engaged in a range OF speaking tasks. Intelligibility, aerodynamic, and endoscopic assessments OF SPEECH performance are illustrated, as are brief demonstrations and interviews with a prosthodontist and a SPEECH-language pathologist involved in respiratory, palatal lift, and nasal obturation interventions. 2. ANCDS - content from the eight recently published practice guidelines developed by the Academy OF Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) for the MOTOR SPEECH disorders field are integrated into this edition. 3. ICF - terminology and concepts OF the International Classification OF Function, Disability and Health (ICF) model are integrated through the book 4. New Chapter 13 - lists conditions associated with MOTOR SPEECH disorders and summarizes the medical aspects and SPEECH characteristics OF various conditions. Complete Kit Includes: Textbook and Video Segments DVD. c2010

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: Filip Loncke
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1597569216
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications for Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Caregivers, and Users aims to be the primary text for graduate courses in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The book contains 13 chapters--the ideal length for a 13-week semester course--that provide an in-depth overview of the subject. Each chapter also includes a section with practical applications and potential class activities. The author, Filip Loncke, PhD, has practiced and conducted research in AAC and AAC-related matters since 1990 and has taught AAC courses at the graduate level since 2000. Dr. Loncke recognized that due to the ever-evolving nature of the field, which in many ways is linked to developing technology, it was crucial to develop a book that details the framework of how communication is shaped by internal and external factors (including technology) and how communication affects social functioning as well as other (mainly cognitive) functions. The text references psycholinguistics, communication sciences, social psychology, and other disciplines to explain AAC and provide students with a thorough review of the subject.