Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia

This is a text written for practicing 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.

Author: Rajinder Koul

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1848552181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Acquired Neurologic Disorders

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.

Author: David R. Beukelman

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 425

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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 and Alternative Communication

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.

Author: David R. Beukelman

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781598571967

Category: Education

Page: 593

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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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications for Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Caregivers, and Users aims to be the primary text for graduate courses in augmentative and alternative ...

Author: Filip Loncke

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597569216

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications for Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Caregivers, and Users aims to be the primary text for graduate courses in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The book contains 13 chapters--the ideal length for a 13-week semester course--that provide an in-depth overview of the subject. Each chapter also includes a section with practical applications and potential class activities. The author, Filip Loncke, PhD, has practiced and conducted research in AAC and AAC-related matters since 1990 and has taught AAC courses at the graduate level since 2000. Dr. Loncke recognized that due to the ever-evolving nature of the field, which in many ways is linked to developing technology, it was crucial to develop a book that details the framework of how communication is shaped by internal and external factors (including technology) and how communication affects social functioning as well as other (mainly cognitive) functions. The text references psycholinguistics, communication sciences, social psychology, and other disciplines to explain AAC and provide students with a thorough review of the subject.

Augmentative Alternative Communication

A comprehensive textbook for students in introductory courses and a valuable reference for in-service educators and therapists, this book will help professionals guide children and adults as they increase their communicative competence and ...

Author: David R. Beukelman

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781557666840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 634

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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.

The Source for Augmentative Alternative Communication

"Understand the important issues facing your clients who need AAC and become an effective member of the multidisciplinary team with this Source that tells you : -how to help beginning communicators and communicators who already have a ...

Author: Debra Hoge

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780760604632

Category: Communication devices for people with disabilities

Page: 177

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The Efficacy of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

This book provides readers with essential tools for appraising evidence and outlining steps for planning and implementing better efficacy research.

Author: Ralf W. Schlosser

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780126256673

Category: Education

Page: 627

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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

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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 ...

Author: Erna Alant

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1944883878

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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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

Effective Augmentative and Alternative Communication Practices

This highly practical book translates the AAC research into practice and explains the importance of the use of AAC strategies across settings.

Author: M. Alexandra Da Fonte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135178000X

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 935

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.

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.

Author: Nerissa Hall

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1635501393

Category: Medical

Page: 330

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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 Strategies for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Hilary Larsen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 110

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention

, 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 ...

Author: Janet L. Dodd

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1635502322

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Severe Disabilities

This book presents a different perspective on AAC intervention by focusing on the application of various AAC related issues within a poverty context.

Author: Erna Alant

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

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Communities and countries who are not affluent or economically and socially disadvantaged present their own set of intervention circumstances that need to be taken into account when planning intervention for people with disabilities particularly those with AAC need. These contexts provide not only professionals, but all partners involved in the intervention process with unique challenges that require a reevaluation of AAC intervention programmes. This book presents a different perspective on AAC intervention by focusing on the application of various AAC related issues within a poverty context. It is intended for advanced students and professionals across disciplines that are interested in extending their knowledge and critical thinking to advance issues surrounding AAC intervention within a poverty context.

The Handbook of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

This well-written handbook addresses that need and is filled with practical information and extensive referencing.

Author: Sharon Glennen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781565936843

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 795

View: 581

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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Acute and Critical Care Settings

Author: Richard R. Hurtig

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 1597567825

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

These stories present a framework for assessment and treatment service delivery across a wide variety of people with complex communication needs.

Author: John McCarthy

Publisher: Plural Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781597564496

Category: Medical

Page:

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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

Students and professionals alike will find this volume to be a valuable source of information and reference for the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Author: Lyle L. Lloyd

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205198849

Category: Education

Page: 615

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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.

Communication Without Speech

Author: Anne Warrick

Publisher: Isaac

ISBN:

Category: Communication devices for people with disabilities

Page: 94

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Author: Emma J. Harris

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children with disabilities

Page:

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source: Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781233086979

Category:

Page: 24

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Blissymbols, Braille, Makaton, IConji, Picture Exchange Communication System, Boston line letter. Excerpt: Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an umbrella term that encompasses methods of communication for those with impairments or restrictions on the production or comprehension of spoken or written language. AAC systems are extremely diverse and depend on the capabilities of the user. They range from low to high technology; from pictures that are used to request food, drink, or other care to speech generating devices capable of speech synthesis as well as numerous stored words and phrases. Modern use of AAC began in the 1950s with systems for users who had lost the use of speech following surgical procedures. During the 1960s the use of manual sign language grew greatly, but it was not until the 1980s that AAC began to emerge as an area in its own right. AAC is now used for a wide variety of speech impairments. Studies show that AAC use does not impede the development of speech, and may even result in a modest increase in speech production. A great diversity of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, autism, and many others, cover varying degrees of communication impairment. AAC interventions are highly individualized, taking into account specific abilities of language comprehension, social-relational characteristics, learning strengths and weaknesses, and developmental patterns for specific types of intellectual disabilities. AAC can be used to aid both spoken and written language, and can supplement or replace speech and writing as necessary. AAC can be a permanent addition to a person's communication or a temporary aid. The systems used in AAC include gestures, hand signals, photographs, pictures, line drawings, words and letters, which can be used alone or in combination to...