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Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities

Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities

by Amy HanreddyJune E. Downing and Kathryn D. Peckham-Hardin

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 16/02/2015

How can educators and therapists support effective communication for students with severe and multiple disabilities? Today's best research and strategies are in the NEW third edition of this trusted textbook and teaching guide. Current and future education professionals will get up-to-date information and practical guidance on the entire process of supporting communication for students of all ages, from assessing their communication skills to involving peers and adults in intervention. An important textbook and professional reference, this comprehensive volume will help educators, paraprofessionals, SLPs, and other school staff skillfully support every student's right to communicate.

TOPICS COVERED: communication assessment * intervention strategies * identification of natural opportunities to teach skills * augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) techniques * collaborative teaming * challenging behaviour * Functional Communication Training * literacy instruction * peers as communication partners * teaching a wide range of skills that go beyond simple requesting, from commenting to gaining attention


More emphasis on technology throughout the book
Timely new contributions by experts in the field
New chapter on the relationship between communication and challenging behaviour
New chapter on communication and literacy
More on making AAC devices accessible and attainable
Expanded guidance on friendship development and how peers can aid intervention
More strategies for teaching specific communication skills, highlighted for easy reference
New case examples to show strategies and interventions in action

FAQs, extension activities, and study questions that highlight key ideas and trouble spots
Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Brookes Publishing Co
Country of origin:
United States
3rd Edition
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