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Augmentative and Alternative Communication : Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs - David R. Beukelman

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs

Hardcover Published: 14th September 2012
ISBN: 9781598571967
Number Of Pages: 640

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As AAC use continues to flourish and new technology revolutionises the field, tomorrow's service providers need current, authoritative information on AAC for children and adults with communication disorders. That's why David Beukelman and Pat Mirenda have revised and updated the bestselling Augmentative and Alternative Communication-the trusted, widely adopted graduate-level text on communication disorders and AAC. The foundational textbook for SLPs, OTs, PTs, teachers, and other professionals in clinical and educational settings, this fourth edition is a definitive introduction to AAC processes, interventions, and technologies that help people best meet their daily communication needs.

Future professionals will prepare for their work in the field with critical new information on:

  • advancing literacy skills (new chapter by Janice Light and David McNaughton)
  • conducting effective, culturally appropriate assessment to determine AAC needs
  • choosing AAC interventions appropriate for age and ability
  • selecting AAC vocabulary tailored to individual needs
  • using new consumer technologies as easy, affordable, and non-stigmatizing communication devices
  • understanding types of symbols and how individuals use them
  • promoting social competence
  • supporting language learning and development
  • providing effective support to beginning communicators
  • planning an inclusive education for students with complex communication needs
Readers will get a thorough overview of communication and AAC issues for people with specific developmental disabilities (including cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism) and acquired disabilities (such as aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and degenerative cognitive and linguistic disorders). And with helpful photos, figures, and photocopiable forms, readers will be ready to collect and use important information on assessment, individual communication needs, classroom supports, and more.

An essential core text for tomorrow's professionals-and a key reference for in service practitioners-this new fourth edition expertly prepares readers to support the communicative competence of children and adults with a wide range of complex needs.

What's new:
  • New literacy chapter
  • Extensive updates reflecting current consumer technology
  • Helpful end-of-chapter study questions
  • Updated resource sections and glossary
  • All the latest research and best practices in every chapter

Industry Reviews

A tour-de-force . . . should be on the shelf of everyone with a stake in advancing the field of AAC. This book has my strongest possible endorsement. --Joe Reichle, Ph.D."

About the Authorsp. vii
About the Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Processesp. 3
Message Management: Vocabulary, Small Talk, and Narrativesp. 17
Symbols and Rate Enhancementp. 37
Alternative Accessp. 73
Principles of Assessmentp. 101
Assessment of Specific Capabilitiesp. 131
Principles of Decision Making, Intervention, and Evaluationp. 187
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Issues for People with Developmental Disabilitiesp. 203
Supporting Participation and Communication for Beginning Communicatorsp. 225
Language Development and Intervention: Challenges, Supports, and Instructional Approachesp. 255
Instruction to Support Linguistic and Social Competencep. 279
Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication Needsp. 309
Educational Inclusion of Students with Complex Communication Needsp. 353
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Acquired Disabilities
Adults with Acquired Physical Conditionsp. 379
Adults with Severe Aphasia and Apraxia of Speechp. 405
Adults with Degenerative Cognitive and Linguistic Disordersp. 447
Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuryp. 461
Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Intensive, Acute, and Long-Term Acute Medical Settingsp. 475
Referencesp. 491
Resources and Web Linksp. 547
Indexp. 557
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ISBN: 9781598571967
ISBN-10: 1598571966
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 14th September 2012
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.2
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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