Augmentative and Alternative Communication

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: 1598571966

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.
Categories: Education

Augmentative Alternative Communication

Augmentative   Alternative Communication

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 ...

Author: David R. Beukelman

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: 1681253038

Category: Education

Page: 704

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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 todayâ (TM)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. WHATâ (TM)S NEW 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 Learn more about the new edition!
Categories: Education

Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders

Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders

Augmentative and alternative communication: supporting children and adults with complex communication needs: Fourth edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, USA. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS Application (App): A ...

Author: Silton, Nava R.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466683969

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 425

View: 729

The greatest advantage of modern technology is its ability to improve the lives of all. In particular, new technologies have the potential to greatly mitigate cognitive, motor, and social impairments stemming from genetic or environmental factors. Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders raises awareness of disabled children and what can be done to help them grow and develop alongside their peers. Bringing together personal experiences with academic investigation, this book is an essential reference for doctors, pediatricians, pre- and primary school educators, and scientists working to enhance the impact assistive technologies have on the youngest members of society.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children

Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children

Resources and Protocols, Fourth Edition M.N. Hegde, Frances Pomaville ... Augmentative and alternative communication: Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs (4th ed.). Brookes. Beukelman, D. R., Yorkston, K. M., ...

Author: M.N. Hegde

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 9781635502787

Category: Medical

Page: 444

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Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children: Resources and Protocols, Fourth Edition offers a unique combination of scholarly information, invaluable resources, and time-saving protocols on assessment of the full range of communication disorders in children, including nonverbal or minimally verbal children. Most resource books offer limited research and scholarly information, thus making them unsuitable as textbooks for academic courses on assessment and diagnosis. Similarly, most traditional textbooks do not include practical, easy-to-use, and time-saving resources and protocols that the practicing clinicians can readily use during assessment sessions. By combining the strengths of traditional texts with newer assessment resources and protocols, this one-of-a-kind book offers a single, comprehensive source that is suitable as a textbook and useful as a practical clinical resource. This bestselling and trusted text: * Includes an extensive discussion of issues in using standardized tests along with detailed information on psychometric principles and offers a detailed discussion of alternative assessment approaches that minimize the problems inherent to standardized tests * Describes a new, comprehensive, and integrated assessment approach that derives its strengths from the traditional as well as several alternative approaches * Addresses the multicultural issues in assessing communication disorders in children and integrates culturally responsive assessment procedures into the assessment protocols * Contains two chapters for each disorder: one on resources that offers scholarly and research background and one on resources that describe practical procedures and protocols that save the clinician’s preparation time New to the Fourth Edition: * A new section on the assessment of voice in transgender and gender diverse adolescents * A new section on selective mutism in bilingual children, included in alternative and integrated assessment of ethnoculturally diverse children * All normative tables placed in relevant chapter appendices for quick access * The content has been updated throughout to reflect the current state of research * Updated diagnostic features of all childhood communication disorders * All protocols streamlined and edited for precision (in book and on website) * Updated resources for commonly used assessment instruments and standardized tests, now available on the companion website * All defined and key terms are now bolded * Simplified writing style and reduced redundancy for increased readability and comprehension
Categories: Medical

Clinical Engineering

Clinical Engineering

Conclusions Through the assessment process the skills of the individual are matched to the features of the AAC ... Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs, fourth ed.

Author: Azzam Taktak

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780081026953

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 807

Clinical Engineering: A Handbook for Clinical and Biomedical Engineers, Second Edition, helps professionals and students in clinical engineering successfully deploy medical technologies. The book provides a broad reference to the core elements of the subject, drawing from a range of experienced authors. In addition to engineering skills, clinical engineers must be able to work with both patients and a range of professional staff, including technicians, clinicians and equipment manufacturers. This book will not only help users keep up-to-date on the fast-moving scientific and medical research in the field, but also help them develop laboratory, design, workshop and management skills. The updated edition features the latest fundamentals of medical technology integration, patient safety, risk assessment and assistive technology. Provides engineers in core medical disciplines and related fields with the skills and knowledge to successfully collaborate on the development of medical devices, via approved procedures and standards Covers US and EU standards (FDA and MDD, respectively, plus related ISO requirements) Includes information that is backed up with real-life clinical examples, case studies, and separate tutorials for training and class use Completely updated to include new standards and regulations, as well as new case studies and illustrations
Categories: Computers

Speech Sound Disorders

Speech Sound Disorders

From Classroom to Clinic, Fourth Edition Ken M. Bleile ... In D. Beukelman & P. Mirenda (Eds.), Augmentative and alternative communication: Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs (4th ed.).

Author: Ken M. Bleile

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 9781635501117

Category: Medical

Page: 395

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Speech Sound Disorders: For Class and Clinic, Fourth Edition offers a readable and practical guide to the care of speech sound disorders, emphasizing evidence-based principles and procedures that underlie almost all clinical approaches, making this an ideal choice for a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Nearly twenty-five percent of the chapters offer hands-on analyzes of speech samples from real children. The PluralPlus companion website contains dozens of downloadable assessment and treatment resources for both students and professionals. For an instructor, Speech Sound Disorders provides clear discussions of the connection between speech development and clinical decision making, consistent formatting across chapters, sample syllabi, options for PowerPoint presentations, and hundreds of review questions and "learn by doing" exercises for in-class activities and homework assignments. Key Features: Each chapter begins with learning objectives and key words, and ends with conclusions and review questionsReadable and practical discussions of complex clinical topicsCoverage of speech sound disorders from infants through adultsClear link between speech development and clinical decision makingEmphasis on underlying principles and procedures New to the Fourth Edition: Stronger links between speech development and treatmentInvited chapters on AAC, bilingualism, speech production, and speech perceptionFive "learn by doing" chapters with speech exercises from real children40 exercises based on speech samples from real childrenPractical, hands-on discussion of assessment Speech Sound Disorders: For Class and Clinic, Fourth Edition is virtually a new book, about eighty percent updated and revised, with a new title and new contributors. The new title reflects changes in the profession and the new contributors add their expertise in language, language variations, speech production and perception, and assistive technology. 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.
Categories: Medical

Communication eBook

Communication   eBook

Augmentative and alternative communication: supporting children and adults with complex communication needs, fourth ed. Brookes, Baltimore. Burrus, A.E., Willis, L.B., 2017. Professional communication in speech-language pathology.

Author: Gjyn O'Toole

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729587747

Category: Medical

Page: 420

View: 380

Written by Gjyn O’Toole, Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for Healthcare Professionals 4e is an essential guide to clear and effective communication in a multidisciplinary healthcare setting. Divided into four sections, the fourth edition challenges the reader to reflect upon their personal communication style and habits; introduces strategies and skills to enhance future practice, and encourages the development of confidence through activities, scenarios and case studies. This fully revised fourth edition will appeal to health science students and clinicians seeking to communicate more effectively in an increasingly complex healthcare environment. Increased focus on digital communication - includes overviews and tips on navigating professional and personal electronic media Individual and group activities throughout to encourage skill development, reflection and awareness of self and others An extensive suite of scenarios – practice and apply your communication skills using realistic situations and individuals that healthcare professionals encounter in clinical practice Chapter 5 The specific goals of communication for healthcare professionals: Effective conclusions of interactions and services: Negotiating closure Chapter 20 Remote telecommunication or telehealth: The seen, but not-in-the-room healthcare professional Chapter 23 - Person/s experiencing neurogenic or psychological shock Chapter 25 - A Person/s fulfilling the role of a grandparent Chapter 26 - Person/s with a spinal injury Chapter 27 - A Person/s living in a residential aged care facility
Categories: Medical

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Fourth Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology  Fourth Edition

Augmentative and alternative communication: Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs (4th ed.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Company. Birch, G.E., Fengler, M., Gosine, R.G., Schroeder, K., Schroeder, M., ...

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522522560

Category: Computers

Page: 8104

View: 614

In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline. The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.
Categories: Computers

Hegde s PocketGuide to Assessment in Speech Language Pathology

Hegde s PocketGuide to Assessment in Speech Language Pathology

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) • Finalize the selection only through a period of intervention; ... Augmentative and alternative communication: Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs (4th ed.).

Author: M. N. Hegde

Publisher: Plural Publishing

ISBN: 9781944883119

Category: Medical

Page: 562

View: 547

Now in its fourth edition, Hegde's PocketGuide to Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology is a renowned resource, the first of its kind, and now a classic in communication sciences and disorders. This revised PocketGuide, like the other two classic guides, blends the format of a dictionary with the contents of a textbook and clinical reference book. With this guide, both the students and the professional clinicians may have, at their fingertips, the encyclopedic knowledge of the entire range of assessment concepts and approaches, common methods and procedures, standardized tests as well as client specific alternatives, and specific techniques to assess ethnoculturally diverse clients. The speech-language pathologist that has this handy guide in his or her pocket will have a quick as well as a detailed reference to practical assessment procedures and many task-specific outlines that a clinician may readily use in assessing any client of any age. The information may be easily reviewed before the clinical sessions or examinations. Key Features: Current knowledge on assessment philosophies, approaches, and techniquesAlphabetical entries and section tabs for ease of accessUnderlined terms that alert the reader for cross-referenced entries on related concepts and proceduresDetailed differential diagnostic guidelines on disordersCritical developmental norms New to the Fourth Edition: Updated entries to reflect current practice, procedures, and the research baseInformation on newer standardized tests and evidence-based alternative approaches to assess ethnoculturally diverse individualsPractical and detailed assessment outlinesMore succinct presentation of practical information
Categories: Medical

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives

Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs, Fourth Edition. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, 4th edition. Levine, S. H. and Goodenough-Trepagnier, C. (1990).

Author: P. Cudd

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781614997986

Category: Medical

Page: 1156

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The lives of people with disabilities are complex and various, and there are many situations where technology – particularly assistive technology – already makes a real difference. It is clear that smart phone and tablet computer based solutions continue to enhance the independence of many users, but it is also important that more traditional assistive technologies and services are not forgotten or neglected. This book presents the proceedings of the 14th conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE 2017) entitled: ‘Harnessing the power of technology to improve lives’, held in Sheffield, UK, in September 2017. This 4-day event about assistive technologies (AT) highlights the association’s interest in innovating not only technology, but also services, and addresses the global challenge of meeting the needs of the increasing number of people who could benefit from assistive technology. The 200+ papers in the book are grouped under 30 subject headings, and include contributions on a wide range of topical subjects, including aging well and dementia; care robotics; eHealth and apps; innovations; universal design; sport; and disordered speech. The breadth of the AAATE conference reflects people’s life needs and so the book is sure to contain something of interest to all those whose work involves the design, development and use of assistive technology, whatever the situation. The photo on the front cover illustrates the breadth of assistive technologies that can improve lives. Photographer: Simon Butler.
Categories: Medical