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Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs, Fifth Edition
Authors: David R. Beukelman Ph.D., Janice C. Light Ph.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, Julia M. King Ph.D., Joanne P. Lasker Ph.D., CCC-SLP, David B. McNaughton Ph.D., Amy S. Nordnes

ISBN: 978-1-68125-303-9
Pages: 704
Copyright: 2020
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The authoritative core text on augmentative and alternative communication, this classic bestseller is now in its fifth edition—revised and updated for a new generation of SLPs , teachers , occupational therapists, and other professionals in clinical and educational settings. Partnering with a team of distinguished contributors, renowned experts David Beukelman and Janice Light deliver today’s most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to AAC interventions and technologies for children and adults with complex communication needs. Future service providers will get in-depth coverage of essential AAC topics, enhanced by helpful study questions, valuable perspectives from people who use AAC, and case examples that illustrate key principles.

Significantly expanded with new chapters on critical topics, more practical information on how AAC systems work, and new online companion materials, this definitive text will expertly prepare readers to support communicative competence–and quality of life–for children and adults with complex communication needs.

Professionals will prepare for their work in the field with critical new information on:
    • • Collaborating with family members and other communication partners
      • Making the most of mobile technologies and AAC apps
      • Selecting an AAC system and tailoring it to individual needs
      • Working effectively with families from diverse cultural backgrounds
      • Supporting inclusion across the lifespan (including education, employment, and community life)
      • Ensuring efficient patient-provider communication in medical settings
      • Providing communication supports to people with autism spectrum disorder

  • PLUS: Enhance your teaching with a package of online companion materials, including a resource guide to help practitioners and students learn more about AAC; sample responses to chapter study questions; and a sample syllabus.

    TOPICS COVERED: components and phases of AAC assessment * planning, implementation, and evaluation of AAC interventions * working with families *vocabulary and message selection *multimodal communication*unaided representations * aided AAC symbols and other representations * assistive technologies that support literacy * support for beginning communicators * education * employment * assisted and independent living * health care * selection and personalization of AAC systems * AAC access techniques and output * interventions for people with developmental disabilities * interventions for people with acquired disabilities * the importance of advocacy
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    About the Online Companion Materials
    About the Authors
    About the Contributors

    Section I People Who Require Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Chapter 1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Chapter 2 AAC Assessment
    Chapter 3 Overview of AAC Intervention
    Chapter 4 Collaborating with Family Members and Other Communication Partners

    Section II Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems
    Chapter 5
    Vocabulary Selection and Message Management
    Chapter 6 Representation, Organization, and Layout of AAC Systems
    Chapter 7 Access Techniques and Output
    Chapter 8 Selection and Personalization of AAC Systems

    Section III Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
    Chapter 9
    Key Considerations in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for People With Developmental Disabilities
    Chapter 10 Intervention to Support Communication and Participation of Beginning Communicators
    Chapter 11 Intervention to Build Communicative Competence
    Chapter 12 Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs
    Chapter 13 Intervention to Enhance Participation in Education, Employment, and Community Settings

    Section IV Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Acquired Disabilities
    Chapter 14
    Individuals with Acquired Physical Conditions
    Laura Ball, Amy Nordness, and David R.Beukelman
    Chapter 15 AAC Supports for Adults with Severe Aphasia and/or Apraxia of Speech
    Kathryn L. Garrett, Joanne P. Lasker, and Julia King Fischer
    Chapter 16 Adults with Degenerative Cognitive and Linguistic Conditions
    Elizabeth K. Hanson and David R. Beukelman
    Chapter 17 Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
    Susan Koch Fager and David R. Beukelman
    Chapter 18 Patient-Provider Communication in Medical Settings
    Appendix 18.1 Patient-Provider Communication Checklist for Medical/Care Identification of Medical Setting (Agency, Department, or Unit
    Appendix 18.2 Evaluation of Patient-Provider Communication Support for Communication-Vulnerable Patients/Residents

    Section V Final Thoughts
    Chapter 19
    The Importance of Advocacy

    This book may be appropriate for courses similar to those listed below:

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication courses for pre-service SLPs and special education teachers at the graduate level (e.g. CSD 765 at University of Wisconsin; SPEDS 7100 at Vanderbilt University; COMD 7384 at University of Texas Dallas)
    Graduate-level communication and language disorder courses, particularly for severe disabilities (e.g. COMD 6220 Severe Communication Impairments at Utah State; SPPA 6440 Motor Speech Disorders at Western Michigan University)
    AAC and severe disability courses at the undergraduate level (e.g. SPEDS 2450 at Vanderbilt University; EDSE 434 Communication and Severe Disabilities at George Mason University)
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