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Communicating without Speech. Practical Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinics for Children. Clinics in Developmental Medicine

  • ID: 2250375
  • Book
  • 196 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book is aimed at health professionals treating children who fail to develop adequate speech due to complex neurological conditions or learning disabilities and may require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. By presenting current research and accepted good practise in the field of AAC authors give detailed information on the neurology of speech and language, and offer guidelines for the assessment of non–speaking children. Issues of prognosis for speech, the timing of intervention and the importance of working within a multidisciplinary framework are discussed. The central role of families and schools in the successful introduction and support of AAC for social communication and curriculum access is recognised. A range of AAC systems and resources are described, and the views of AAC users and their families represented. This will be essential reading for clinicians who treat non–speaking children, and the therapists and other professionals who support these children.
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1. The neurology of speech and language disorders in children.

Part I: Disorders of comprehension and inner language (J. Keith Brown and Mary E. O′Regan).

2. The neurology of speech and language disorders in children.

Part II: Disorders of speech (Mary E. O′Regan and J. Keith Brown).

3. Who needs augmentative communication, and when? (Martin Bax, Lesley Carroll–Few and Helen Cockerill).

4. Assessing children for augmentative and alternative communication (Helen Cockerill and Prue Fuller(.

5. Working with families to introduce augmentative and alternative communication systems (Mats Granlund, Eva Björk–Akesson, Cecilia Olsson and Bitte Rydeman).

6. Supporting children using augmentative and alternative communication in school (Sally Millar).

7. The impart of adoloscence on the use of voice output communication aids (Pam Stevenson).

8. Supporting augmentative and alternative communication (Susan Balandin and Tessa Barnes–Hughes).

9. Experiences of children and families who use augmentative and alternative communication compiled by Gillian Hazell, Lesley Carroll–Few and Helen Cockerill.

10. Communication resources (Gillian Hazell and Helen Cockerill).


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Helen Cockerill
Lesley Carrollfew
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