AAC Strategies: For Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
From Brookes Publishing
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To accommodate the increasing number of 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 augmentative and alternative communication (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.
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 devices, 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 optimize their communication using AAC.
Includes a CD-ROM with more than 35 blank forms and samples of completed forms, plus helpful hints, research highlights, case examples, and chapter objectives.
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