Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications for Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Caregivers, and Users

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications for Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Caregivers, and Users aims to be the primary text for graduate courses in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The book contains 13 chapters--the ideal length for a 13-week semester course--that provide an in-depth overview of the subject. Each chapter also includes a section with practical applications and potential class activities.

The author, Filip Loncke, PhD, has practiced and conducted research in AAC and AAC-related matters since 1990 and has taught AAC courses at the graduate level since 2000. Dr. Loncke recognized that due to the ever-evolving nature of the field, which in many ways is linked to developing technology, it was crucial to develop a book that details the framework of how communication is shaped by internal and external factors (including technology) and how communication affects social functioning as well as other (mainly cognitive) functions.

The text references psycholinguistics, communication sciences, social psychology, and other disciplines to explain AAC and provide students with a thorough review of the subject. 

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Filip Loncke, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Virginia. For more than three decades he has practiced augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Dr. Loncke is a past president of the International Society for AAC (ISAAC). He has lectured and taught AAC courses in the United States and Europe since the early 1990s. His research interest is in cognitive and psycholinguistic processes involved in atypical communication. 

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Plural Publishing
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Published on
Feb 25, 2014
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Pages
248
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ISBN
9781597569217
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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