Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication PDF ePub eBook

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Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication free pdf This book describes research-based practices and provides strategies for transition of adolescents and young adults who use AAC in a variety of areas, including educational, vocational, and social domains. This book is volume 6 in the "AAC" series and provides information on transition issues for professionals who support individuals who use AAC. It covers the entire range of planning for transition in high school through post-secondary education, employment, independent and community living. This book will bring together experts from the fields of special education, transition planning, voc-rehab, communication disorders, and AAC. Each chapter opens with a preface by an AAC user describing his or her personal transition experience. New developments in AAC technology and educational services have changed the long-term expectations of individuals who use AAC and their significant others. Positive outcomes in employment, independent living, and the opportunity for adult social relationships have provided models of what is possible, but to date these benefits have been enjoyed by only a limited number of individuals. This book will help to disseminate not only 'success stories' as a first step towards raising the expectations of those who work with individuals who use AAC.

About David B. McNaughton

David R. Beukelman, Ph.D is the Barkley Professor of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Director of Research and Education of the Communication Disorders Division, Munroe/Meyer Institute of Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, A research partner in the Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and a senior researcher in the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. With Pat Mirenda, he co-authored the textbook, "Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults." He served as editor of the "Augmentative and Alternative Communication Journal " for four years. 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. Erik W. Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education, University of Wisconsina Madison, 432 East Campus Mall, Madison, Wisconsin 53706Dr. Cartera s research, teaching, and writing focus on effective strategies for including youth and young adults with disabilities meaningfully in schools and communities. He is the author of "Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007) and co-author of "Peer Buddy Programs for Successful Secondary School Inclusion" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2008) and "The Transition Handbook: Strategies High School Teachers Use That Work!" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2000). Prior to receiving his doctorate from Vanderbilt University, he was a high school transition teacher in San Antonio, Texas. Barbara Collier has worked in the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) field as a speech-language pathologist with The Pediatric Augmentative Communication Service at The Bloorview MacMillan Centre (formerly The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre) in Toronto, Canada, and as Director of The Adult Adaptive Communication Service. In 1997, she was Senior Consultant of AAC Service Development and Training with The Ontario Ministry of Health's Assistive Devices Program, Toronto, Canada. She currently is an independent consultant in Toronto, where she provides communication training programs for AAC users, family members, and community agencies. Barbara has presented many papers, courses, and workshops on AAC. She is an invited speaker at national and international conferences and is the recipient of a number of awards for her work in the field. She is also the writer, director, and producer of the videotape Communicating Matters: A Training Guide for Personal Attendants Working with Consumers Who Have Enhanced Communication Needs (available with accompanying guidebook from Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2000). Dave Hingsburger, M.Ed., is a well-known author and lecturer and a sexuality counselor for people with developmental disabilities. He has provided direct care to people with intellectual disabilities throughout his career. From working in a group home to providing individual counseling or group training, he continues to have personal contact with people who have disabilities. Dave also provides consultation and training for parents, agencies, schools, and churches regarding support for people who have intellectual disabilities. For 6 years, he was the sex clinic coordinator at York Behavior Management Services in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Since 1991, he has maintained his involvement at the clinic as a consultant and is in private practice. He has been a sessional lecturer in the departments of psychology and education in Bishop's University in Quebec. In 1996, he received the Award for Advocacy from the American Association on Mental Retardation Special Interest Group on Social and Sexual Concerns. His published works are extensive, including Finger Tips (2000), Do? Be? Do? (1998), Behaviour Self! (1996), Hand Made Love (1995), and Just Say Know! (1995), all from Diverse City Press. Dave is also a member of the national advisory council of the Sexual Information and Education Council of Canada and is a contributing/reviewing editor for the Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilitiesand for the American Association on Mental Retardation journal Mental Retardation. As a volunteer, Dave is a self-advocacy mentor for people with disabilities and is a regular writer for Mouth magazine. He lives in Eastman, Quebec, Canada, where he and Joe Jobes are coordinators of Diverse City Press. Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D. is Professor of Special Education- Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities- and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability, all at the University of Kansas. He has published more than 25 books and 250 scholarly articles and book chapters on topics related to self-determination, special education, intellectual disability, and eugenics. He is s co-author of the widely used textbook Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, published by Merrill/Prentice Hall, now in its 7th Edition. His most recent book, co-authored with J. David Smith, is Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, and the Myth of the Kallikaks, published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Dr. Wehmeyer is Past-President (2010-2011) of the Board of Directors for and a Fellow of AAIDD- a past president of the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT)- a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Division (Div. 33)- a Fellow of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)- and former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Remedial and Special Education. He is a co-author of the AAIDD Supports Intensity Scale, and the 2010 AAIDD Intellectual Disability Terminology, Classification, and Systems of Supports Manual. "

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Author : David B. McNaughton
Publisher : Brookes Publishing Co
Data Published : 15 February 2010
ISBN : 155766997X
EAN : 9781557669971
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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