"Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention: An Intensive, Immersive, Socially Based Delivery Model" is ideal for school based speech-language pathologists, and an excellent resource for interventionists (special education teachers, ABA therapists) and speech-language pathologists in other settings, that wish to develop an intensive, immersive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) based intervention through the three phases of the intervention process: assessment, intervention planning, and intervention implementation.Written by an SLP who has worked in a public school setting and saw to the application of theory to practice, the text provides detailed information regarding working with children who have complex communication needs, and the background knowledge necessary for successful implementation of the intervention approach. Included are considerations for vocabulary selection for the beginning communicator, how to create a symbolically rich environment, detailed intervention approaches, and progress monitoring strategies that establish appropriate, measurable goals.
AAC will no longer be an alternative means of communication, but a best practice means of teaching communication in the SPL or interventionist repertoire.
Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Intervention as a Process. Chapter 3. Assessment Phase. Chapter 4. Intervention Planning Phase. Chapter 5. Intervention Implementation Phase. Chapter 6. Progress Monitoring. Chapter 7. Case Examples. Appendix A. Topics for Communication Guide Training(s). Appendix B. Common Core Vocabulary. Appendix C. Books with Repetitive Phrases. Appendix D. Adapted Stories: Creating Manageable Stories for Students with CCNs. Appendix E. Sample Activities and Lessons. Appendix F. Contents of the PluralPlus Companion Website. Index.