Who's Afraid of AAC? The UK Guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Book
Make sense of the complex area of AAC!
This guide is the only one of its kind written for the UK audience and it is a valuable resource that practitioners will dip in and out of for years to come. It disseminates valuable research evidence, translates recommendations into best practice and provides a toolkit of practical ideas.
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A book that practitioners will dip in and out of for years to come.
AAC is often viewed as complicated and with trepidation. The array of supportive communication symbol sets, signing systems, eye-gaze devices, software and apps is vast.
This approachable guide disseminates valuable research evidence, translates recommendations into best practice and provides a toolkit of ideas. Key features include: an overview of different AAC types (no-tech, low-tech, light-tech, high-tech, alternative access and mounting), analysis of best approaches, tools needed to confidently make informed and specific recommendations and choices.
It covers from first introduction with a baby or toddler through school, University and into the working world with practical examples, templates and activities to help implement AAC in all settings. It also considers changing circumstances with acquired conditions. For everyone supporting people with non-verbal communication needs.
The only book of its kind written for the UK audience! Created by an SLT specialising in working with children with complex needs and Autism. 2018.
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