This practical resource is designed to help the families and professionals who support children who use augmentative and assistive communication to interact with the world around them. The research based Hear Me into Voice protocol, presented at the American Speech and Language Hearing Association Annual Convention in 2018, the California Speech Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention in 2017, and the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Conference in 2016, provides communication partners with a functional knowledge of the child’s communication skills and provides a practical intervention plan to carry forward. Through this protocol and intervention plan, communication partners can engage with the child’s personal voice, through their varying multimodal forms of communication; the child is given the space to grow into a competent and confident communicator.
Key features include:
Engaging and easy to follow, this resource is not only essential for professionals and students looking to support children with complex language needs, but also families looking to understand their child’s unique communication style.
Dedication Authors’ Biographies Acknowledgments PART 1: Hear Me into Voice Beginnings: Why the Protocol Hear Me into Voice, the Case Studies, and the Intervention Plan Matter The Six Components of Developing Participation An AAC Architectural Plan with Purpose Terms of the Trade Forms of Communication Protocol: Hear Me into Voice AAC Report Shell Template An AAC Teaching Report Intervention Planning: A Way to Structure an AAC Session References PART II: AAC Intervention Plan with Case Studies Chapter 1 Getting Started with Social Interaction: Building Intentional Communication Building Intentional Communication A Case Study in Getting Started: Meet Diego Getting Started with Communication Activities Getting Started with Facilitator Strategies Getting Started with Developing Literacy Getting Started with Vocabulary Getting Started with Tools and Access A Summary for Getting Started Before We Go: Let’s make a Communication Board, Card, or Ring References Chapter 2 Building Fundamentals with Social Interaction: Expanding Communication Building Fundamentals Case Study: Meet Moses Building Fundamentals with Communication Activities Building Fundamentals with Facilitator Strategies Building Fundamentals with Literacy Building Fundamentals with Vocabulary Building Fundamentals with Tools and Access A Summary for Building Fundamentals Before We Go: Troubleshooting the Environment, Nonverbal Communication, & Device Use References Chapter 3 Making Connections with Social Interaction: Communication Counts Making Connections Case Study: Meet Alexa Making Connections with Communication Activities Making Connections with Facilitator Strategies Making Connections with Literacy Making Connections with Vocabulary Making Connections with Tools and Access A Summary of Making Connections Before We Go: A Topic Book Titled, The Chronicle of Me References Chapter 4 Bridging Skills with Social Interaction: Purposeful Expression A Case Study in Bridging Skills: Meet Jada Bridging Skills with Communication Activities Bridging Skills with Facilitator Strategies Bridging Skills with Literacy Bridging Skills with Vocabulary Bridging Skills with Tools and Access A Summary of Bridging Skills Before We Go: A Communication Wallet References Chapter 5 Maximizing Participation: Responsive Interaction A Case Study in Maximizing Participation: Meet Joy Maximizing Participation with Communication Activities Maximizing Participation with Facilitator Strategies Maximizing Participation with Language Literacy Maximizing Participation with Vocabulary Maximizing Participation with Tools and Access A Summary of Maximizing Participation Before We Go: Let’s Chat: An Easy Way to Talk with Me References