Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs
|Format:||Hardback, 672 pages, 3rd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2005|
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.
Table of Contents
AAC Processes; Introduction: What Is Augmentative and Alternative Communication? Messaging: Vocabulary, Small Talk, and Storytelling; Symbols and Rate Enhancement; Alternative Access; Team Building for AAC Assessment and Intervention; Principles of Assessment; Assessment of Specific Capabilities; Principles of Decision Making and Intervention; AAC: Interventions For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities; AAC Issues for People with Developmental Disabilities; AAC Strategies for Beginning Communicators: Building Opportunities and Nonsymbolic Communication; AAC Strategies for Beginning Communicators: Symbolic Approaches to Communication; Language Learning and Development; Literacy Development of AAC Users; Educational Inclusion of AAC Users; AAC: Interventions For Individuals With Acquired Disabilities; Adults with Acquired Physical Disabilities; Adults with Degenerative; Language/Cognition Disorders; Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury; AAC in Intensive and Acute Care Settings; Index
"Richer and even more thought-provoking than the first two [editions]."
|Publisher: ||Brookes Publishing Co|
|Dimensions: ||25.0 x 17.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.29 kg)|