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.

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: 322
ISBN: 9781351780001
Release: 2018-07-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

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

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.

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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Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Acquired Neurologic Disorders

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Acquired Neurologic Disorders
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Author: David R. Beukelman,Kathryn M. Yorkston,Joe Reichle
Pages: 425
ISBN: UOM:39015050797482
Release: 2000
Editor: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This research-based resource provides AAC professionals, physicians, therapists, service providers, and family members with proven strategies to help adults use AAC to rebuild their communicative competence.

Augmentative Alternative Communication

Augmentative   Alternative Communication
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Author: David R. Beukelman,Pat Mirenda
Pages: 634
ISBN: 1557666849
Release: 2005
Editor: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 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

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Billy T. Ogletree
Pages: 399
ISBN: 9781635502961
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Plural Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Providers of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) face a myriad of challenges in a rapidly changing and developing field. Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Challenges and Solutions is a unique solution-oriented text intended to prepare professionals to face those challenges with a can do perspective. Featuring contributions from prominent AAC researchers and providers, as well as actual AAC users, this resource traverses a wide range of scenarios that clinicians deal with on a daily basis. Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Challenges and Solutions is divided into five sections with each chapter offering a different evidence-based solution. Part I provides an introduction and basis for the rest of the book. Part II focuses on the unique challenges of providing AAC in childhood, while Part III centers on dealing with adult disorders. In Part IV, the authors delve into special populations and issues, such as assisting individuals with multiple disabilities. In Part V, clinicians will find tips for becoming a solution-oriented provider. Key Features: * Contributions from national experts in AAC * Quotes and vignettes representing the experiences of actual AAC users * Featured challenges faced by providers and users alike * Evidence-based solutions for ready application in clinical contexts * Tools for implementing certain strategies, including example meeting scripts * A comprehensive glossary of terms * A highly readable writing style * An introductory chapter with bolded key terms to improve retention of the material

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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Lyle L. Lloyd,Donald R. Fuller,Helen H. Arvidson
Pages: 615
ISBN: 0205198848
Release: 1997
Editor: Allyn & Bacon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a valuable source of information and reference for the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in speech-language pathology. This handbook outlines the history and growth of the field from its beginnings a few decades ago to its current status as an integral element in the clinical and educational programs of individuals with severe communication disabilities. Legislation and funding opportunities which influence the provision of AAC services are presented and discussed along with current legal and ethical issues and future research needs. Speech pathologists, language and communication specialists and therapists.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Filip Loncke
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781635501308
Release: 2020-10-09
Editor: Plural Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications, Second Edition describes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) comprehensively and offers a framework for understanding how AAC intervention can be used in the process of communication. This textbook is intended to serve as the primary text for graduate-level courses in augmentative and alternative communication in speech-language pathology programs. It also serves as an essential resource for practicing clinicians. AAC is used by an ever-growing group of individuals of all ages, each with their own personal and communication needs. The book presents the various AAC interventions and teaches the prospective clinician which intervention may be effective depending on the needs, condition, and prognosis of the client. The text details how communication is shaped by internal and external factors and how communication affects social functioning. New to the Second Edition: * A revised introductory chapter reflecting recent changes in the field * Thoroughly updated chapters on technology, vocabulary, and assessment * Reorganization of the chapters for a more natural flow of information * New and revised artwork throughout including images, tables, and charts * New and expanded case studies covering different types of communicators, their needs, and AAC solutions Expanded coverage on the following topics: * The debate on core vocabulary and discussion of best practices * Perspectives and views from AAC users * Ethics in AAC service delivery * Research issues

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.

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: Cengage Learning

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.

The Efficacy of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Efficacy of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: Ralf W. Schlosser
Pages: 627
ISBN: 0126256675
Release: 2003
Editor: Elsevier

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book provides readers with essential tools for appraising evidence and outlining steps for planning and implementing better efficacy research. It aims to help researchers and practitioners develop the necessary skills for moving the augmentative and alternative communication field toward evidence-based practice. The Efficacy of Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Toward Evidence Based Practice is a crucial addition to anyone's bookshelf who is involved in the AAC enterprise, including speech-language pathologists, special educators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, students in professional programs, individuals using AAC, their families, and applied researchers. * Provides solutions to avoid common pitfalls of prominent research designs for evaluating efficacy * Discusses how to formulate research questions and deal with issues of participant selection * Suggests how to plan and evaluate the integrity and social validity of interventions

Communication Without Speech

Communication Without Speech
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Author: Anne Warrick,International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Pages: 94
ISBN: PSU:000044331436
Release: 1998
Editor: Isaac

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Author: John McCarthy,Aimee Dietz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1597564494
Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Plural Pub Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An Interactive Clinical Casebook is a multimedia educational tool, available both as a DVD and as an e-learning, web-based program, that presents 13 clinical stories written and narrated by augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) experts.

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.

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.