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1st Edition

Clinical Cases in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Edited By

Martine M. Smith

  • Available for pre-order on February 22, 2023. Item will ship after March 15, 2023
ISBN 9780367618285
March 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Clinical Cases in Augmentative and Alternative Communication provides a concise introduction to the rapidly expanding field of AAC. It brings together internationally renowned experts in the field to discuss its application and outline key principles of intervention to support communication using AAC.

Carefully grounded in evidence-based clinical practice, the book highlights the diversity of potential applications for AAC across a wide range of client groups, including children and adults with developmental disabilities, as well as adults with acquired impairments. Most of the chapters are structured as case reports following CARE guidelines and highlight key principles for intervention that are grounded in clinical practice. The chapters also include reflections on communication through AAC and the valuable contributions that AAC can make in supporting independence and enhancing quality of life.

This accessible book is ideal reading for students, novice clinicians in the fields of speech and language therapy or pathology or professionals who are new to this area of clinical practice.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to Clinical Cases in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

    Martine M. Smith

    2. The I-ASC Explanatory Model as a Support for AAC Assessment Planning: A Case Report

    Yvonne Lynch and Janice Murray

    3. Supporting Emerging Communicators using AAC: Two case reports

    Muireann McCleary and Yvonne Lynch

    4. Supporting Communication and Language Development in Preschool Children using AAC

    Nancy Harrington, Carolyn Buchanan, Jennifer Kent-Walsh and Cathy Binger

    5. Supporting Language and Literacy Learning for Children who Use AAC

    Sally Clendon and Karen Erickson

    6. Using AAC Principles to Guide Language Instruction for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum: A Case Report

    Leigh Anne White, Maria Galassi, Loren F. McMahon, Anna A. Allen, Ralf W. Schlosser, Suzanne Flynn, Christina Yu and Howard C. Shane

    7. ASD, AAC, and the Feature-Matching Process: A Case Report

    Molly B. Allen, Nicole Choe, Loren F. McMahon, Ralf W. Schlosser, Suzanne Flynn Christina Yu and Howard C. Shane

    8. Personal Perspectives on AAC

    Gillian Fitzpatrick, Sean Fitzpatrick, Yvonne Lynch and Martine Smith

    9. Augmentative and Alternative Communication for People with Aphasia

    Michelle Kryc and Aimee Dietz

    10. Supporting Communication in TBI Using AAC

    Lisa G. Bardach

    11. ALS/MND and Voice Preservation Through Voice Banking, the BCH Message Banking Process and Double Dipping: A Case Report

    John Costello

    12. Implementing AAC for a person with dementia

    Adele May, Shakila Dada and Janice Murray

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    Martine M. Smith is Professor in Clinical Speech and Language Studies at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Her experience in the area of AAC stretches over three decades and is grounded in her clinical experience, research focus and teaching. A Past President of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and former Editor-In-Chief of the flagship journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication (2015-2019), she has published extensively in the field and has an international reputation as a researcher.