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AAC strategies for individuals with moderate to severe disabilities / by Susan S. Johnston ... [et al.] ; with invited contributors.

By: Johnston, Susan S.
Contributor(s): Johnston, Susan S [author] | Reichle, Joe [author] | Feeley, Kathleesn M [author] | Jones, Emily A [author].
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Paul H. Brookes Pub., 2012Description: xix, 384 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).ISBN: 9781598572063 (pbk.); 1598572067 (pbk.).Subject(s): SEVERE PROFOUND AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES | ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION | EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION | INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Contents:
Teaching pragmatic skills to individuals with severe disabilities / Joe Reichle and Nancy C. Brady -- Building blocks of a beginning communication system: communicative models / Susan S. Johnston and Joanna Cosbey -- AAC systems features / Susan S. Johnston and Kathleen M. Feeley -- Improving communicative competence through alternative selection methods / Patricia Dowden and Albert M. Cook -- Instructional strategies / Kathleen M. Feeley and Emily A. Jones -- Intervention intensity: developing a context for instruction / Emily A. Jones and Kathleen M. Feeley -- Monitoring learner performance / Kathleen M. Feeley and Emily A. Jones -- Teaching learners to correspond graphic symbols to objects and events / Joe Reichle and Krista M. Wilkinson -- Gaining access to desired objects and activities / Susan S. Johnston and Joan Schumann -- Escaping and avoiding objects and activities / Emily A. Jones and Christopher E. Smith -- Obtaining and maintaining communicative interactions / Kathleen M. Feeley and Emily A. Jones -- Using AAC to support language comprehension / Emily A. Jones and Meredith Bailey-Orr -- The use of augmentative strategies to enhance communication of verbal mode users / Kathleen M. Feeley and Emily A. Jones -- Conclusion / Joe Reichle and Susan S. Johnston.
Summary: "With more children and young adults with severe disabilities in today's general education classrooms, SLPs and other professionals must be ready to support their students' communication skills with effective AAC. They'll get the proven strategies they need with this intervention guide from top AAC experts, ideal for use as an in-service professional development resource or a highly practical text students will keep and use long after class is over. Essential for SLPs, OTs, PTs, educators, and other professionals in school settings, this book helps readers establish a beginning functional communicative repertoire for learners with severe disabilities. Professionals will start with an in-depth intervention framework, including a guide to AAC modes and technologies, variables to consider when selecting AAC, and how AAC research can be used to support practice. Then they'll get explicit, evidence-based instructional strategies they'll use to help children and young adults." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Teaching pragmatic skills to individuals with severe disabilities / Joe Reichle and Nancy C. Brady -- Building blocks of a beginning communication system: communicative models / Susan S. Johnston and Joanna Cosbey -- AAC systems features / Susan S. Johnston and Kathleen M. Feeley -- Improving communicative competence through alternative selection methods / Patricia Dowden and Albert M. Cook -- Instructional strategies / Kathleen M. Feeley and Emily A. Jones -- Intervention intensity: developing a context for instruction / Emily A. Jones and Kathleen M. Feeley -- Monitoring learner performance / Kathleen M. Feeley and Emily A. Jones -- Teaching learners to correspond graphic symbols to objects and events / Joe Reichle and Krista M. Wilkinson -- Gaining access to desired objects and activities / Susan S. Johnston and Joan Schumann -- Escaping and avoiding objects and activities / Emily A. Jones and Christopher E. Smith -- Obtaining and maintaining communicative interactions / Kathleen M. Feeley and Emily A. Jones -- Using AAC to support language comprehension / Emily A. Jones and Meredith Bailey-Orr -- The use of augmentative strategies to enhance communication of verbal mode users / Kathleen M. Feeley and Emily A. Jones -- Conclusion / Joe Reichle and Susan S. Johnston.

"With more children and young adults with severe disabilities in today's general education classrooms, SLPs and other professionals must be ready to support their students' communication skills with effective AAC. They'll get the proven strategies they need with this intervention guide from top AAC experts, ideal for use as an in-service professional development resource or a highly practical text students will keep and use long after class is over. Essential for SLPs, OTs, PTs, educators, and other professionals in school settings, this book helps readers establish a beginning functional communicative repertoire for learners with severe disabilities. Professionals will start with an in-depth intervention framework, including a guide to AAC modes and technologies, variables to consider when selecting AAC, and how AAC research can be used to support practice. Then they'll get explicit, evidence-based instructional strategies they'll use to help children and young adults." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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