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Title Augmentative and alternative communication for adults with aphasia / edited by Rajinder Koul.
Imprint Bingley [England] : Emerald, 2011.
Edition First edition.

Series Augmentative and alternative communications perspectives, 2047-0991 ; v. 3
Augmentative and alternative communication perspectives series ; v. 3.
Subject Aphasic persons.
People with disabilities -- Means of communication.
Aphasia -- rehabilitation.
Communication Aids for Disabled.
Disabled Persons -- rehabilitation.
Alt Name Koul, Rajinder,
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 174 pages) : illustrations
Edition First edition.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 25, 2015).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary 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.
Contents Preliminary Material -- Introduction -- Overview of Aphasia and Approaches to Aphasia Intervention / Nidhi Mahendra -- Overview of Aac Intervention Approaches for Persons With Aphasia -- Efficacy of Technologically Based Aac Intervention Approaches -- Efficacy of No-Technologybased Aac Intervention Approaches / Melinda Corwin -- Aac and Message Enhancement for Persons with Aphasia / Ann R. Beck -- What do Social Validation Data tell us about Aac Interventions? / Ralf W. Schlosser -- Social Validation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions in Aphasia / Melinda Corwin -- The Process of Evidence-Based Practice: Informing Aac Clinical Decisions for Persons with Aphasia / Rajinder Koul and Melinda Corwin -- About the Editor -- Author Index -- Subject Index.
ISBN 9789004253131 (electronic bk.)
9004253130 (electronic bk.)
9781848552180 (hbk.)
1848552181 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/9789004253131
OCLC # 871223247
Additional Format Print version: Koul, Rajinder. Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults with Aphasia: Science and Clinical Practice. : BRILL, 2011 9781848552180

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