Communicative Competence for Individuals who Use AAC: From Research to Effective Practice

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Janice Catherine Light, David R. Beukelman, Joe Reichle
Brookes Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 520 pages
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Relevant for children and adults at all stages of communication development, this work should be of use to rehabilitation professionals who work with AAC users. It covers linguistic competence, operational competence, social competence, and strategic competence.

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Linguistic Competence
AAC and Natural Speech
Representational Competence

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About the author (2003)

David Beukelman is Professor in the Department of Special Education and Communications Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Joe Reichle, Ph.D., Professor and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Fellow, Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education Area, University of Minnesota, 250 Educational Sciences Building, 56 East River Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Dr. Reichle holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of augmentative and alternative communication and communication intervention for individuals with significant developmental disabilities, with more than 55 articles in refereed journals. He has coedited 10 books focused on his areas of expertise and has served as an associate editor of the "Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research."

During his tenure at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Reichle served on the executive committee of the dean of the graduate school, was associate chair of the Department of Speech- Language-Hearing, and was training director of the Center on Community Integration. He has also served as a principal investigator, coprincipal investigator, and investigator on numerous federally funded research and training grants.

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