Communicative Competence for Individuals Who Use AAC / Edition 1

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Written for current and future speech-language professionals, educators, and rehabilitation professionals who work with those who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), this book presents material on issues related to linguistic, operational, social, and strategic competence. Light teaches in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The Pennsylvania State University. Beukelman teaches in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska. Reichle is associate chair of the Department of Communication Disorders and Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557666390
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/16/2003
  • Series: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Series , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
Volume Preface
About the Editors
About the Contributors
1 Shattering the Silence: Development of Communicative Competence by Individuals Who Use AAC 3
2 AAC and Natural Speech in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities 41
3 Toward Linguistic Competence: Language Experiences and Knowledge of Children with Extremely Limited Speech 63
4 Representational Competence 107
5 Augmented Input: Enhancing Communication Development 147
6 Asymmetry in Input and Output for Individuals Who Use AAC 163
7 Supporting Competent Motor Control of AAC Systems 199
8 Cognitive Skills and AAC 241
9 Visual Issues and Access to AAC 277
10 Pragmatic Development in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Who Use AAC 323
11 Finding a Place in the "Social Circle of Life": The Development of Sociorelational Competence by Individuals Who Use AAC 361
12 "Playing the Game": Strategic Competence in AAC 401
13 Intervention Strategies for Communication: Using Aided Augmentative Communication Systems 441
14 Outcomes Measurement in AAC 479
Index 515
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