The Source for Augmentative Alternative CommunicationBy Hoge, Debra Reichert; Newsome, Cheryl A.; LinguiSystems, Inc.
(Pages: 177) Publication Date: 2002
Resource for health-care professionals to help implement a program incorporating AAC for clients with congenital or acquired pathologies of the central nervous system or unintelligible speech. The book offers a team approach to providing AAC for clients, including a thorough discussion of the assessment process for nonverbal individuals and a description of the expertise each team member brings to the evaluation process. It shows how to write an evaluation, and how to write for various target audiences including outside agencies, family, and school staff. Intervention strategies discussed include the selection and use of appropriate communication targets, selection and instruction of target vocabulary, and intervention for clients with severe developmental delays and motor difficulties. Topics covered include early intervention, schools, private practice, hospitals, and home health issues related to AAC. A chapter is devoted to applying AAC systems to special populations including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, and dysarthria. The book includes descriptions of non-speaking and high- and low-tech voice output systems and their related costs, and samples of assessment reports, a physician support letter, and a sample trial period support letter.
Published by: LinguiSystems, Inc. (Website:http://www.linguisystems.com)
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