The main section of the book is an extensive glossary of terms (including abbreviations and acronyms) used in Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC) and other closely related areas. This is not intended to replace glossaries or dictionaries developed for broader use in the areas of special education/disability (e.g., Accardo & Whitman, 1996) and speech-language pathology/communication disorders (e.g., Morris, 1993). Rather, it is intended to be a resource to be used by individuals involved in AAC service delivery, academic training, and/or research.
The glossary is preceded by a number of short chapters about topics fundamental to the field. These include: brief background and rationale; description; figures, tables, and/or forms that aid the understanding and/or implementation of the material; and references. Also included are appendices of Web sites; Selected Organizations; Selected Periodicals; and Communication Bill of Rights.
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This book will act as a guide to all facets of Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationsAbout the Author:
Lyle L. Lloyd is a Fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation, Fellow of ASHA, Honors of the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Children with Communication Disorders, and he was selected as the first distinguished alumni in the area of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Eastern Illinois University. He is Coordinator of the Steering Committee of ASHA Special Interest Division 12, AAC. As recognition of his significant contributions to the AAC field, Lloyd is the only person to receive both the President's Award 91988) and the Distinguished Service Award (1994) of ISAAC, both awards presented at Biennial Conferences. He has made more than 100 published contributions to the field, including authoring or co-authoring seven seminal books on AAC.
Chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, College Misericordia, Dallas, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
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