Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology : Principles and Applications for Communication Disorders and Special Education

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This book explains the role and range of applications of technology in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). It also demonstrates principles for the selection of technology and explains the basic operations of and procedures for computers and peripheral devices used by AAC professionals. It attempts to understand the effects of technology on the development and use of communication. A variety of technologies are covered for speech, hearing, and vision impairments. It will appeal to students and professionals directly involved in service delivery (speech-language pathologists, special educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists). It will serve as a professional resource for practicing clinicians/educators, a primary text for special emphasis/focus AAC courses, seminars, and in-service programs, and a supplemental text for broad-based AAC courses.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 251 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0125696841
  • 9780125696845

Table of contents

Definitions, History, Development. Computers: Communication and Fundamentals. Human Considerations in Using Technology. Principles and Guidelines for Using Technology. Low Technology. High Technology. Synthetic Speech. Speech, Language, and Cognitive Applications. Literacy and Technology. Sensory Impairments. AT Mobility. Assistive Technology for Daily Living. Legal and Funding Issues in AT.
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About Lyle L. Lloyd

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.
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