Exemplary Practices for Beginning Communicators: Implications for AAC / Edition 1

Exemplary Practices for Beginning Communicators: Implications for AAC / Edition 1

by Joe Reichle
     
 

ISBN-10: 155766529X

ISBN-13: 9781557665294

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Brookes Publishing

This comprehensive text shows professionals how AAC can help establish beginning communication skills among individuals who experience significant communication challenges. Readers will get thoughtful explorations of factors that influence beginning AAC communicators a detailed overview of interventions that help individuals develop crucial communicative behaviors

Overview

This comprehensive text shows professionals how AAC can help establish beginning communication skills among individuals who experience significant communication challenges. Readers will get thoughtful explorations of factors that influence beginning AAC communicators a detailed overview of interventions that help individuals develop crucial communicative behaviors guidelines for selecting an AAC system that best matches an individual's needs enlightening vignettes and examples that bring to life the issues addressed in each chapter With this blend of theoretical discussion and practical strategies, professionals working in the field of AAC can help individuals acquire and expand the skills they need to interact with the world around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557665294
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Aac Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Series Prefacevii
Editorial Advisory Boardix
About the Editorsxi
About the Contributorsxiii
Acknowledgmentsxix
Introductionxxi
1A Continuum of AAC Language Intervention Strategies for Beginning Communicators1
2Overview of the Emergence of Early AAC Behaviors: Progression from Communicative to Symbolic Skills25
3The Importance of Responsivity in Developing Contingent Exchanges with Beginning Communicators59
4Replacing Socially Unacceptable Behavior with Acceptable Communication Responses97
5Strengthening Communicative Behaviors for Gaining Access to Desired Items and Activities123
6Strategies to Achieve Socially Acceptable Escape and Avoidance157
7"There's More to Life than Cookies": Developing Interactions for Social Closeness with Beginning Communicators Who Use AAC187
8Expanding Children's Early Augmented Behaviors to Support Symbolic Development219
9Considerations in Teaching Graphic Symbols to Beginning Communicators273
10Breakdowns and Repairs in Conversations Between Beginning AAC Users and Their Partners323
11Visual Assessment Considerations for the Design of AAC Systems353
12Choosing Effective Selection Techniques for Beginning Communicators395
13AAC Strategies for Enhancing the Usefulness of Natural Speech in Children with Severe Intelligibility Challenges433
14The Role of Language Comprehension in Establishing Early Augmented Conversations453
Index475

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