Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Acute and Critical Care Settings

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Acute and Critical Care Settings

By: Deborah A. Downey (author), Richard R. Hurtig (author)Mixed Media

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A practical text on the implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication/Assistive Technology in hospital venues, AAC/AT in Acute Care Settings, reviews the more traditional use of AAC and expands it into the acute and critical care arenas. It is a "how to handbook" filled with protocols, realistic solutions for implementation across hospital units and rich case examples that provide validation of the efficacy of AAC with the acute care population. This text is an ideal resource for speech-language pathologist considering expanding their hospital practice to include patients who experience temporary or permanent loss of oral language due to trauma, neurological changes or surgical interventions.

About Author

Richard Hurtig, Ph.D. Richard Hurtig, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at University of Iowa. Debora Downey, CCC-SLP Debora A. Downey, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Parent Coordinator of the Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa


Preface Chapter 1: History of AAC Defining AAC A Brief History of AAC How Technology Has Impacted AAC Etiologies That May Benefit from AAC ASHA's Stand on AAC Chapter 2: Challenges Access Challenges Opportunity Challenges Chapter 3: The Impact of Assistive Technology (AT) in Acute Care Settings Review of AAC in Acute Care Settings Chapter 4: Assessment Protocol Videos for This Chapter Chapter 5: Switches as the First Step to Establishing Communication Nurse Call: Alternatives and Modifications Standard Switches Advanced Technology Switches Iowa Smart Switch Chapter 6: Iowa AAC Templates One Button Template Two-Three Button Templates Grid Pattern Button Templates Simple Buttons with Links Template The Iowa Template Top Level Menu Page Feelings Pop-Up Page Pain Pop-Up Page Entertainment Pop-Up Page Chat Menu Page Medical Questions Pop-Up Jokes Pop-Up Room-Control ECU Pop-Up Bed Control Pop-Up TV Control Pop-Up Help Pop-Up Personal Pop-Up Novel Message Generation Rate Enhancement Strategies Chapter 7: Mounting and Access Issues Device Mounting Solutions Hand-Held Implementations Bed Tray Implementations Bed Rail Implementations IV Pole Implementations Switch Adaptation and Mounting Solutions Adapting Switches Mounting Strategies Videos Associated with This Chapter Chapter 8: Pain Management Chapter 9: Environmental Control Units (ECU) Chapter 10: Bad News-Communication Issues Chapter 11: Cases A: Solving the Language Barrier B: Maintaining a Personal Voice - Adding Humor C: Don't Assume Full Understanding D: Don't Assume Too Little Understanding/Be Prepared for Surprises E: Voicing Anger Case F: Codependency G: Failure All Around H: Against-All-Odds: Success Chapter 12: Setting Up and Funding an AAC/Assistive Technology Service Current State of Affairs Organization of an AT Service Staffing Equipment Training Assessing Staff Needs In Service Training Competency Assessment Funding Issues Chapter 13: Useful Products and Links The MacGyver Kit: Essential Tools and Materials AAC Manufacturer Links AAC Resource Links Appendix A: Assessment Scenarios Appendix B: Major AAC Manufacturers Appendix C: AAC/AT Resources References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781597560795
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781597560795
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1597560790

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