AAC Books, Terminology & Vocabulary

Originally compiled by David R. Beukelman, with additions by Dr. Kristy Weissling

AAC Terminology

AAC Myths

Core Vocabulary:

Boenisch, J., & Soto, G. (2015). The oral core vocabulary of typically developing English-speaking school-aged children: Implications for AAC practice. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 31(1), 77-84.

Laubscher, E., & Light, J. (2020). Core vocabulary lists for young children and considerations for early language development: a narrative review. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, DOI: 10.1080/07434618.2020.1737964.

Books:

Alant, E. & Lloyd, L. (2004) Augmentative and alternative communication and severe disabilities: Beyond poverty. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Beukelman, D. R., Garrett, K. L., & Yorkston, K. M. (2007). Augmentative communication strategies for adults with acute or chronic medical conditions. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Beukelman, D. & Mirenda, P. (2013). Augmentative and alternative communication: Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs (4th Ed.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.

Beukelman, D. & Mirenda, P. (2005). Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs (3rd Edition). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Beukelman, D. & Mirenda, P. (1998). Augmentative and alternative communication:  Management of severe communication disorders in children and adults(Second Edition). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing.

Blackstone, S. R., Beukelman, D. R., & Yorkston, K. M. (2015). Patient provider communication: Roles for speech-language pathologists and other health care professionals. Plural Publishing.

Beukelman, D. Yorkston, K. & Reichle, J. (Eds.).  (2000). Augmentative and alternative communication for adults with acquired neurologic disorders.  Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Bourgeois, M. S., & Hickey, E. M. (2009). Dementia: From diagnosis to management-A functional approach. Psychology Press.

Caruso, A & Strand, E. (1999). Clinical management of motor speech disorders in children.  New York. NY: Thieme.

Collier, B. (2000). Communicating Matters: A training guide for personal attendants working with people who have enhanced communication needs.  Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Collier, B. (1997). See what we say: Vocabulary and tips for adults who use augmentative and alternative communication. William Bobek Productions.

Collier, B. Communicating Matters: A training guide for personal attendants working with people who have enhanced communication needs. Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Collier, B. See what we say: Situational vocabulary for adults who use augmentative and alternative communication. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Collier, M. (2000). See what we say: Situational vocabulary for adults who use augmentative and alternative communication.Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co

Cook, A. & Hussey, S. (2002). Assistive technologies, (2nd Edition). Mosby

Cook, A. & Hussey, S. (1995). Assistive technologies: Principles and practice. St. Louis: Mosby.

Cook, A. M., & Polgar, J. M. (2008). Cook and Hussey' assistive technologies: Principles and practice (3rd Ed.). Elsevier.

Fried-Oken, M. & Bersani, H. Speaking up and spelling out: Personal essays on augmentative and alternative communication. Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Glennen, S. L., & DeCoste, D. C. (1997). Handbook of augmentative and alternative communication. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.

Hurtig, R., & Downing, D. (2008). Augmentative and alternative communication in acute and critical care settings. Plural Publishing.

Johnson, J. M., Baumgart, D., Helmsetter, E., & Curry, C. A. (1996). Augmenting basic communication in natural contexts. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brooks Publishing Co.

Light, J., Beukelman, D., and Reichle, J. (2003). Communicative competence for individuals who use AAC:  From research to effective practice. Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Light, J. & Binger, C. (1998). Building communicative competence with individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication. Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co.

Lloyd, L., Fuller, D., Arvidson, H. (1997). Augmentative and alternative communication: A handbook of principles and practices. Boston:  Allyn and Bacon.

Lubinski, R. & HIgginbotham, J. (1997). Communication technologies for the elderly:  Vision, hearing and speech. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group, Inc.

McNaughton, D., & Beukelman, D. (2010). Transition strategies for adolescents and young adults who use AAC. Baltimore: Paul Brookes.

Millar , S. & Larcher, J. Symbol Software.  CALL Centre:  University of Edinburgh, 4 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Soctland EH8 9LW

Mirenda, P., & Iacono, T. (2009). Autism spectrum disorders and AAC. Brookes.

Olson, D. & DeRuyter, F. (2002). Clinician’s guide to assistive technology. Elsevier

Reichle, J., Beukelman, D., & Light, J. (2002). Exemplary practices for beginning communicators: Implications for AAC. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Romski, M., & Sevcik, R. A. (1996). Breaking the speech barrier: Language development through augmented means. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brooks Publishing.

Schlosser, R. (2003). The efficacy of augmentative and alternative communication. San Diego, CA:  Academic Press.

Simons-Mackie, N., King, J., & Beukelman, D. (Eds). (2013). Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Smith, M. (2004). Literacy and augmentative and alternative communication. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Soto, G, & Zangari, C. (Eds.). (2009). Practically speaking: Language, literacy, and academic development for students with AAC needs. Brookes.

Von Tetzchner, S. (2002). Augmentative and alternative communication developmental issues. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Von Tetzchner, S., & Jensen, M. H. (1996). Augmentative and alternative communication: European perspectives. London: Whurr Publishers Ltd.

Wendt, O., Quist, R., & Lloyd, L. (2011). Assistive technology: Principles and applications for communication disorders and special education. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Unlimted.

Wetherby, A. & Prizant, B. (Eds.). Autism spectrum disorders. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Wilson, A. (Ed.) (1998). Augmentative Communication in Practice: An Introduction (2nd Edition). CALL Centre: University of Edinburgh, 4 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9LW

Beukelman, D. R. (2014). Becoming a successful faculty member: Conversations with a safe mentor.