Editor: "Stephen N. Calculator"

Angelman Syndrome: Communication, Educational and Related Considerations

Personal Book: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $138
Printed Copy: US $119
Library Book: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-68108-117-5
eISBN: 978-1-68108-116-8 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816810811681150101

Introduction

Individuals with Angelman Syndrome (AS) present many unique challenges to professionals, parents and others who are committed to maximizing individuals’ competence while ensuring them the best possible quality of life. Angelman Syndrome: Communication, Educational, and Related Considerations is a unique, exhaustive compilation of existing material related to understanding the nature of AS and how individuals’ communication and related skills can be fostered most effectively. It provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the background of Angelman Syndrome along with an in-depth exploration of communication (with a focus on augmentative and alternative communication), educational, and related issues that should be addressed when attempting to meet the needs of individuals with AS at home, school, work, and elsewhere in the community.

Key features of the book include:

  • - Extensive background information about medical and related factors behind AS and how they influence individuals’ learning
  • - A series of prologues written by the parents of individuals with AS
  • - Contributions from internationally recognized experts on AS, communication disorders, psychology and education
  • - Numerous practical, evidence-based strategies for conducting assessments and carrying out interventions among AS affected individuals

Speech-language pathologists, allied healthcare providers and educators providing support to affected individuals should benefit from the information provided in the book by being able to identify appropriate communication, behavioral and educational goals. Laypersons, particularly parents, will also find the information highly useful in advocating for best practices for their children (which is partly fostered by the series of parental prologues).

Angelman Syndrome: Communication, Educational, and Related Considerations will not only serve as a valuable reference for improving the learning experience for AS affected individuals but will also embolden both professionals and parents to maintain higher expectations for them.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Stephen N. Calculator




Contributor(s):
Eileen Braun
Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF
Aurora
IL
USA


Stephen N. Calculator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hewitt Hall
Durham NH
USA


Robert Didden
Behavioral Science Institute and School of Education
Radboud University Nijmegen
The Netherlands


Amy Girouard
Volunteers for The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST)
Disability Rights Advocate
Concord
NH
USA


Vanessa Green
School of Education, Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand


Teresa Iacono
La Trobe Rural Health School
La Trobe University
Victoria
Australia


Hilary Johnson
Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre
La Trobe University
Victoria
Australia


Giulio E. Lancioni
Department of Neuroscience and Sense Organs
University of Bari
Bari
Italy


Peter B. Marxchik
Associate Professor of Physiology and Neurolinguistics
Medical University of Graz
Graz
Austria
/
Associate Professor of Physiology and Neurolinguistics
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm
Sweden


Pat Mirenda
Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA)
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
BC V6T 1Z4
Canada


Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite
Assistive Technology and Emergent Literacy Consultant
Phoenix
AZ
USA


Mark F. O’Reilly
University of Texas at Austin
TX
USA


Susan Ravellette
Pro Se Staff Attorney for the United States District Court
Southern District of California
USA
/
Past member, Board of Directors of Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF)
San Diego
CA
USA


Erin S. Sheldon
Assistive Technology and Education Consultant
Director of the Angelman Syndrome Literacy Project
Kingston
Ontario
Canada


Jeffrey Sigafoos
School of Educational Psychology and Pedagogy
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand


Jane Summers
Psychologist and Behavior Expert
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto
Ontario
Canada


Charles A. Williams
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics and Metabolism
University of Florida
Gainesville
FL
USA




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