Augmentative Communication Strategies for Adults With Acute or Chronic Medical ConditionsBy Beukelman, David R.; Garrett, Kathryn L.; Yorkston, Kathryn M.; Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
(Pages: 432) Publication Date: 2007
Practical guidebook and CD set for professionals providing AAC services to improve communication for adults with specific medical conditions. A chapter is devoted to each of the following conditions: brainstem impairment, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, severe aphasia, primary progressive aphasia, dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and head and neck cancer. One chapter discusses AAC intervention for the progressive conditions multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. In-depth information is provided on each condition and guidance offered on meeting the communication needs of adults throughout the course of each disorder. A chapter on AAC in the intensive-care unit is also included, as is a chapter on AAC decision-making teams. The CD-ROM included has some 190 pages of supplementary material including assessment and intervention tools.
Published by: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc. (Website:http://www.brookespublishing.com)
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