Ecially the last two chapter but the wealth of information in the middle is unbeatable especially around literac. Students with AAC needspromote positive social relationships and friendships between students who use AAC and their peersTo provide students who use AAC with the best support readers will get clear descriptions of instructional techniues guidelines for curriculum adaptations and practical tools and visual aids such as model intervention plans task analysis forms and charts of sample accommodationsBalancing practical strategies with up to date research this book unlocks language and literacy skills for children who use AAC and lays the groundwork for long term school and social success Practically Speaking is part of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Series.
Years since publication the majority of information is still relevant A few chapters are weaker than others esp. Earn tocollaborate effectively to improve outcomes for students who use AACdetermine student needs through effective ongoing reading writing and language assessmentsdevelop IEPs based on each child's language communication and literacy goalshelp students move beyond emergent literacy and develop the skills research identifies as the keys to reading successmeet IDEA reuirements by adapting the general curriculum so all students participate and achievesupport students' successful use of various AAC technologies such as communication boards word prediction software and speech generating devicessupplement classroom instruction with visual and oral scaffolding supports for.
An overall fantastic resource for anyone supporting children or adults who use AAC Even though it has been five. When K 12 students use augmentative and alternative communication AAC what can SLPs and educators do to ensure the best academic and social outcomes They'll find out in this accessible guidebook every professional's key to helping students develop the language and literacy skills that lead to higher academic achievement and positive peer relationshipsA must have guide for educators and SLPs who provide communication support this book answers pressing uestions about working with students who use AAC and helps teachers skillfully meet student needs while satisfying the demands of their curriculum Pre service and in service educators and the SLPs who work with them will