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ERIC Number: ED512221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 288
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5576-6997-1
Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use AAC. AAC Series
McNaughton, David B., Ed.; Beukelman, David R., Ed.
Brookes Publishing Company
To make a smooth transition to a fulfilling, self-determined adult life, young people who use Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) need effective services that meet their individual needs and make the most of advances in technology. Professionals will provide these critical supports with the help of this book, the first complete guide to supporting the journey to adulthood for people who use AAC. Combining the best research-based practices from diverse fields--including special education, vocational rehabilitation, and communication disorders--this essential resource covers every aspect of transition planning for young adults with a wide range of disabilities. Throughout the book, guidance from top experts is woven together with the personal stories of young adults who use AAC, shedding light on the challenges of transition and the research-based strategies that lead to positive outcomes. A much-needed resource for transition and employment specialists, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and special education teachers, this groundbreaking book will help professionals prepare young people who use AAC for successful adult lives--in school, at work, and in the community. Contents of this book include: (I) Foundations for Successful Transitions: (1) Supporting Successful Transitions to Adult Life for Individuals Who Use AAC (David B. McNaughton and Pamela Kennedy); (2) Self-Determination and Young Adults Who Use AAC (David B. McNaughton, Tracy Rackensperger, Michael L. Wehmeyer, and Sandra Wright); (II) Education and Transition Programs: (3) Literacy Instruction For Transition-Age Youth Who Use AAC: What Is And What Could Be (Beth E. Foley and Julie A. Wolter); (4) Making School Matter: Supporting Meaningful Secondary Experiences for Adolescents Who Use AAC (Erik W. Carter and John Draper); (III) Employment and Volunteer Programs: (5) Post-High School Transition Supports and Programs in Postsecondary Education for Young Adults Who Use AAC (Christy A. Horn and Randy Joe May); (6) Developing Skills, "Making a Match," and Obtaining Needed Supports: Successful Employment for Individuals Who Use AAC (David B. McNaughton, Anthony Arnold, Sam Sennott, and Elizabeth Serpentine); (IV) Relationships and Social Engagement: (7) "Activity Brings Community into Our Lives": Recreation, Leisure, and Community Participation for Individuals Who Use AAC (John Dattilo, Elizabeth Benedek-Wood, and Lateef McLeod); (8) The Language of Love: Sexuality and People Who Use AAC (Dave Hingsburger); (V) Living in Society: (9) Preparing Youth Who Use AAC to Communicate with Their Personal Assistants (Barbara Collier and Hazel Self); (10) Medical and Health Transitions for Young Adults Who Use AAC (Sue Balandin and Annalu Waller); and (VI) Assessment and Intervention in AAC with Teens and Adults: (11) AAC Considerations During the Transition to Adult Life (Laura J. Ball, Korey Stading, and Denise Hazelrigg). This book also includes a series preface; foreword (Bruce R. Baker); and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A