Augmentative & alternative communication : supporting children and adults with complex communication needs / by David R. Beukelman and Pat Mirenda ; contributors, Laura J. Ball [and six others].

Beukelman, David R., 1943- [Browse]
Fourth edition.
  • Baltimore, Maryland ; London, [England] ; Sydney, [Australia] : Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2013.
  • ©2013
1 online resource (612 p.)


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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 pr
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  • Cover; Book Title; Contents; About the Authors; About the Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I: Introduction to AAC; Chapter 1: AAC Process; Chapter 2: Message Management; Chapter 3: Symbols and Rate Enhancement; Chapter 4: Alternative Access; Chapter 5: Principles of Assessment; Chapter 6: Assessment of Specific Capabilities; Chapter 7: Principles of Decision Making, Intervention, and Evaluation; Part II: AAC Interventions for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities; Chapter 8: AAC Issues for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Chapter 9: Supporting Participation and Communication for Beginning CommunicatorsChapter 10: Language Development and Intervention; Chapter 11: Instruction to Support Linguistic and Social Competence; Chapter 12: Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs; Chapter 13: Educational Inclusion of Students with Complex Communication Needs; Part III: AAC Interventions for Individuals with Acquired Disabilities; Chapter 14: Adults with Acquired Physical Conditions; Chapter 15: Adults with Severe Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech
  • Chapter 16: Adults with Degenerative Cognitive and Linguistic DisordersChapter 17: Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury; Chapter 18: AAC in Intensive, Acute, and Long-Term Acute Medical Settings; References; Resources and Web Links; Index
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