Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia

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Rajinder Koul
BRILL, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 174 pages
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia is a text written for practising clinicians, undergraduate and graduate students, assistive technologists and other stakeholders who are interested in learning more about the communication needs and options for people with aphasia. Although there are several book chapters dedicated to aphasia in currently available textbooks in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), this is the first book dedicated entirely to AAC and aphasia. The book aims to: Provide an overview of aphasia and various treatment approaches. Provide a comprehensive review of AAC intervention approaches for persons with aphasia. Evaluate the efficacy of AAC intervention approaches that use technology, such as speech generating devices, and non-technological AAC approaches as part of a treatment package. Examine the ways in which techniques and strategies can be applied to persons with aphasia. Better understand how both direct stakeholders (i.e., persons with aphasia) as well as indirect stakeholders (e.g., close and extended family members, friends, paid caregivers) feel about the effectiveness of AAC intervention in persons with aphasia.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
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CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW OF APHASIA AND APPROACHES TO APHASIA INTERVENTION
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CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW OF AAC INTERVENTION APPROACHES FOR PERSONS WITH APHASIA
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CHAPTER 4 EFFICACY OF TECHNOLOGICALLY BASED AAC INTERVENTION APPROACHES
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CHAPTER 5 EFFICACY OF NOTECHNOLOGYBASED AAC INTERVENTION APPROACHES
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CHAPTER 6 AAC AND MESSAGE ENHANCEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH APHASIA
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CHAPTER 7 WHAT DO SOCIAL VALIDATION DATA TELL US ABOUT AAC INTERVENTIONS?
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CHAPTER 8 SOCIAL VALIDATION OF AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION INTERVENTIONS IN APHASIA
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INFORMING AAC CLINICAL DECISIONS FOR PERSONS WITH APHASIA
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ABOUT THE EDITOR
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AUTHOR INDEX
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SUBJECT INDEX
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