The authoritative 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.
Contents: فهرست فصول
Section I: People Who Require Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationChapter 1: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Processes for Children and Adults with Complex Communication NeedsChapter 2: AAC AssessmentChapter 3: Overview of AAC InterventionChapter 4: Collaborating with Family Members and Other Communication PartnersSection II: Augmentative and Alternative Communication SystemsChapter 5: Vocabulary Selection and Message ManagementChapter 6: Representation, Organization, and Layout of AAC SystemsChapter 7: Access Techniques and OutputChapter 8: Selection and Personalization of AAC SystemsSection III: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Developmental DisabilitiesChapter 9: Key Considerations in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention for People with Developmental DisabilitiesChapter 10: Intervention to Support Communication and Participation of Beginning CommunicatorsChapter 11: Intervention to Build Communicative CompetenceChapter 12: Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication NeedsChapter 13: Intervention to Enhance Participation in Education, Employment, and Community SettingsSection IV: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Individuals with Acquired DisabilitiesChapter 14: Individuals with Acquired Physical ConditionsChapter 15: AAC Supports for Adults with Severe Aphasia and/or Apraxia of SpeechChapter 16: Adults with Degenerative Cognitive and Linguistic ConditionsChapter 17: Individuals with Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 18: Patient-Provider Communication in Medical SettingsChapter 19: The Importance of AdvocacyIndex