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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs, 4th Edition

In the fourth edition of this bestselling core text on AAC, tomorrow’s professionals will get a complete, up-to-date introduction to AAC processes, interventions, and technologies that support children and adults with a wide range of complex communication.

Review

“The definitive text in the field of augmentative and alternative communication … a must have for every graduate student and professional in the field.” –Janice C. Light, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University

“Weav[es] together a social, educational, and clinical perspective.” –Filip Loncke, Ph.D., Communication Disorders Program, University of Virginia; Past President, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

“Weav[es] together a social, educational, and clinical perspective.” –Filip Loncke, Ph.D., Communication Disorders Program, University of Virginia; Past President, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

“Weav[es] together a social, educational, and clinical perspective.” –Filip Loncke, Ph.D., Communication Disorders Program, University of Virginia; Past President, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

About the Author

David R. Beukelman, Ph.D is the Barkley Professor of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Director of Research and Education of the Communication Disorders Division, Munroe/Meyer Institute of Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, A research partner in the Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and a senior researcher in the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. With Pat Mirenda, he co-authored the textbook,Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults. He served as editor of theAugmentative and Alternative Communication Journalfor four years.

Dr. Mirenda earned her doctorate in behavioral disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 8 years, she was a faculty member in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From 1992 to 1996, she provided a variety of training, research, and support services to individuals with severe disabilities through CBI Consultants, Ltd., in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is now Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia. From 1998 to 2001, she was editor of the journalAugmentative and Alternative Communication. In 2004, she was named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and was awarded the Killam Teaching Prize at the University of British Columbia. In 2008, she was named a Fellow of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Dr. Mirenda is the author of numerous book chapters and research publications; she lectures widely and teaches courses on augmentative and alternative communication, inclusive education, developmental disabilities, autism, and positive behavior support. Her current research focuses on describing the developmental trajectories of young children with autism and factors that predict the outcomes of early intervention.

Janice Light, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at the Pennsylvania State University. She is actively involved in research, personnel preparation, and service delivery in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her primary interest has been furthering understanding of the development of communicative competence and self-determination by individuals who require AAC.

Dr. Light is the principal investigator on several federally-funded research grants to improve outcomes for individuals who have significant communication disabilities through the use of augmentative and alternative communication. She is one of the project directors in the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (AAC-RERC), a virtual research consortium funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

In 1996, Dr. Light was recognized as the Don Johnston Distinguished Lecturer by the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication for her leadership in the AAC field. In 1999, she received the Dorothy Jones Barnes Outstanding Teaching Award at the Pennsylvania State University.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co; 4th edition (September 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598571966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598571967
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 7.2 x 9.9 inches

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