Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: David R. Beukelman
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598571967
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders

Author: Silton, Nava R.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466683961
Format: PDF, ePub
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The greatest advantage of modern technology is its ability to improve the lives of all. In particular, new technologies have the potential to greatly mitigate cognitive, motor, and social impairments stemming from genetic or environmental factors. Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders raises awareness of disabled children and what can be done to help them grow and develop alongside their peers. Bringing together personal experiences with academic investigation, this book is an essential reference for doctors, pediatricians, pre- and primary school educators, and scientists working to enhance the impact assistive technologies have on the youngest members of society.

Ethik und Moral in der Sozialen Arbeit

Author: Ueli Merten
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3847409034
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ethik muss als zentraler Bestandteil eines professionellen Habitus Sozialer Arbeit verstanden und professionelles Handeln danach ausgerichtet werden. Das Buch legt ethisches Handeln in seiner Komplexität verständlich und praxisbezogen dar und macht neue Erkenntnisse, Anregungen und Ergänzungen für die Ausbildung und Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit nutzbar. Es zeigt, dass professionelle Ethik als verpflichtende und wirkungsorientierte Handlungsmaxime und als situativ und individuell zu begründende Reflexion für Sozialarbeitende zu sehen ist.

Hegde s PocketGuide to Assessment in Speech Language Pathology

Author: M. N. Hegde
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1944883118
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its fourth edition, Hegde's PocketGuide to Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology is a renowned resource, the first of its kind, and now a classic in communication sciences and disorders. This revised PocketGuide, like the other two classic guides, blends the format of a dictionary with the contents of a textbook and clinical reference book. With this guide, both the students and the professional clinicians may have, at their fingertips, the encyclopedic knowledge of the entire range of assessment concepts and approaches, common methods and procedures, standardized tests as well as client specific alternatives, and specific techniques to assess ethnoculturally diverse clients. The speech-language pathologist that has this handy guide in his or her pocket will have a quick as well as a detailed reference to practical assessment procedures and many task-specific outlines that a clinician may readily use in assessing any client of any age. The information may be easily reviewed before the clinical sessions or examinations. Key Features: Current knowledge on assessment philosophies, approaches, and techniquesAlphabetical entries and section tabs for ease of accessUnderlined terms that alert the reader for cross-referenced entries on related concepts and proceduresDetailed differential diagnostic guidelines on disordersCritical developmental norms New to the Fourth Edition: Updated entries to reflect current practice, procedures, and the research baseInformation on newer standardized tests and evidence-based alternative approaches to assess ethnoculturally diverse individualsPractical and detailed assessment outlinesMore succinct presentation of practical information

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives

Author: P. Cudd
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614997985
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The lives of people with disabilities are complex and various, and there are many situations where technology – particularly assistive technology – already makes a real difference. It is clear that smart phone and tablet computer based solutions continue to enhance the independence of many users, but it is also important that more traditional assistive technologies and services are not forgotten or neglected. This book presents the proceedings of the 14th conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE 2017) entitled: ‘Harnessing the power of technology to improve lives’, held in Sheffield, UK, in September 2017. This 4-day event about assistive technologies (AT) highlights the association’s interest in innovating not only technology, but also services, and addresses the global challenge of meeting the needs of the increasing number of people who could benefit from assistive technology. The 200+ papers in the book are grouped under 30 subject headings, and include contributions on a wide range of topical subjects, including aging well and dementia; care robotics; eHealth and apps; innovations; universal design; sport; and disordered speech. The breadth of the AAATE conference reflects people’s life needs and so the book is sure to contain something of interest to all those whose work involves the design, development and use of assistive technology, whatever the situation. The photo on the front cover illustrates the breadth of assistive technologies that can improve lives. Photographer: Simon Butler.

Speech Sound Disorders

Author: Ken M. Bleile
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1635501113
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Speech Sound Disorders: For Class and Clinic, Fourth Edition offers a readable and practical guide to the care of speech sound disorders, emphasizing evidence-based principles and procedures that underlie almost all clinical approaches, making this an ideal choice for a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Nearly twenty-five percent of the chapters offer hands-on analyzes of speech samples from real children. The PluralPlus companion website contains dozens of downloadable assessment and treatment resources for both students and professionals. For an instructor, Speech Sound Disorders provides clear discussions of the connection between speech development and clinical decision making, consistent formatting across chapters, sample syllabi, options for PowerPoint presentations, and hundreds of review questions and "learn by doing" exercises for in-class activities and homework assignments. Key Features: Each chapter begins with learning objectives and key words, and ends with conclusions and review questionsReadable and practical discussions of complex clinical topicsCoverage of speech sound disorders from infants through adultsClear link between speech development and clinical decision makingEmphasis on underlying principles and procedures New to the Fourth Edition: Stronger links between speech development and treatmentInvited chapters on AAC, bilingualism, speech production, and speech perceptionFive "learn by doing" chapters with speech exercises from real children40 exercises based on speech samples from real childrenPractical, hands-on discussion of assessment Speech Sound Disorders: For Class and Clinic, Fourth Edition is virtually a new book, about eighty percent updated and revised, with a new title and new contributors. The new title reflects changes in the profession and the new contributors add their expertise in language, language variations, speech production and perception, and assistive technology. 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.

Als ich unsichtbar war

Author: Martin Pistorius
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838711327
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Gefangen im eigenen Körper. Martin ist zwölf, als ihn eine rätselhafte Krankheit befällt: Er verliert seine Sprache, die Kontrolle über seinen Körper, ist nach wenigen Monaten völlig hilflos. Die Ärzte sagen seinen Eltern, er werde für immer schwerstbehindert bleiben. Was niemand ahnte: Im Kokon seines Körpers verbirgt sich ein schrittweise erwachender Geist und eine zutiefst lebendige Seele. Als Martin aufwacht, kann er nur mit den Augen Lebenszeichen geben. Eine Pflegerin erkennt schließlich, dass er sehr wohl bei Bewusstsein ist und alles um sich herum mitbekommt. Dann endlich erhält er die Hilfe, die er benötigt, um sich ganz ins Leben zurück zu kämpfen. Martin Pistorius erzählt bewegend und absolut authentisch darüber, was ihn in den elf Jahren der Hilflosigkeit am Leben gehalten hat. Sein dramatisches Buch über seine Erfahrungen zeigt, dass mit der Unterstützung einer Familie, die nicht aufgibt und einem großen Lebenswillen sogar Wunder möglich sind.

Sprachverstehen bei Kindern

Author: Claudia Hachul
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 343759205X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Endlich ein praxisorientiertes Buch zu Störungen des Sprachverständnisses bei Kindern zwischen 2 und 16 Jahren! Sprachverständnisleistungen: Grundlagen und Hintergrundwissen rezeptive Fähigkeiten und mögliche Störungen: aktuelle Tests und deren Bewertung großer Therapieteil: bestehende Verfahren, Entwicklung eigener Therapiebausteine inkl. Materialbögen