Communication Interventions For Individuals With Severe Disabilities (eBook)
Exploring Research Challenges And Opportunities
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What does the latest research tell us about communication interventions for people with severe disabilities? Find out in this authoritative research volume, which investigates the effectiveness of todays communication interventions, synthesizes evidence from current studies, and identifies urgent research directions for the future. Shaped by a conference of The National Joint Committee on the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (NJC), this interdisciplinary book includes contributions from more than 30 top scholars from diverse fields, including psychology, special education, and speechlanguage pathology. Each chapter gives readers a brief summary of research studies on a key intervention topic, insights on research design and measurement challenges, thoughts on future advances, and realworld clinical and educational recommendations. Essential for the reference libraries of educators and professionals, this book offers powerful insights about todays communication interventionsand sets a clear agenda for tomorrows groundbreaking research.TOPICS COVERED:prelinguistic communication intervention for young children with intellectual disabilitieschallenging behavior and communicative alternativesinterventions for children who are deafblindaugmented language interventions for children with severe disabilitiesparents as partners in communication interventionthe role of cultural, ethnic, and linguistic differences targeted and phenotypic communication interventions for children with Down syndrome or ASDissues related to research study design, including sample size, the effectiveness of randomized controlled trials, and integration of singlecase and group designs assessment and measurement of communication and language skills in individuals with severe intellectual disabilitiesand more The NJC conference was funded by the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders .