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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs, Fourth Edition
Authors: David R. Beukelman Ph.D., Pat Mirenda Ph.D., BCBA-D   Invited Contributors: Laura Ball Ph.D., Susan K. Fager M.S., CCC-SLP, Kathryn L. Garrett Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Elizabeth Hanson Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Joanne P. Lasker Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Janice C. Light Ph.D., David B. McNaughton Ph.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59857-196-7
Pages: 616
Copyright: 2013
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Size:  7.0 x 10.0
Stock Number:  71967
Format:  Hardcover
As AAC use continues to flourish and new technology revolutionizes 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 inservice 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
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Reviews

Review by: Joe Reichle, University of Minnesota
"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."
Review by: Gloria Soto, Department of Special Education and Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University
"Beukelman and Mirenda have done it again. This fourth edition is the most comprehensive and thorough guide for providing AAC services to individuals with a range of disabilities, needs, and ages . . . A must have!"
Review by: Filip Loncke, University of Virginia
"Gives a sound theoretical background while providing a wide scale of applications . . . The reader of this book will feel reassured to find that our understanding of complex communication needs is now based on sound research and that applications are based on evidence."
Review by: Cynthia Cress, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Highly recommended . . . This is the one book that no one who uses or works in the field of AAC should be without."
About the Authors

About the Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  1. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Processes
  2. Message Management: Vocabulary, Small Talk, and Narratives
  3. Symbols and Rate Enhancement
  4. Alternative Access
  5. Principles of Assessment
  6. Assessment of Specific Capabilities
  7. Principles of Decision Making, Intervention, and Evaluation

  8. Part II Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
  9. Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  10. Issues for People with Developmental Disabilities
  11. Supporting Participation and Communication for Beginning Communicators
  12. Language Development and Intervention: Challenges, Supports, and Instructional Approaches
  13. Instruction to Support Linguistic and Social Competence
  14. Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs Janice C. Light and David B. McNaughton
  15. Educational Inclusion of Students with Complex Communication Needs

  16. Part III Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Acquired Disabilities
  17. Adults with Acquired Physical Conditions with Laura Ball
  18. Adults with Severe Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech Kathryn L. Garrett and Joanne P. Lasker
  19. Adults with Degenerative Cognitive and Linguistic Disorders with Elizabeth Hanson
  20. Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury with Susan Fager
  21. Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Intensive, Acute, and Long-Term Acute Medical Settings

References

Resources and Web Links

Index

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