How To Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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©2006. By Billy T. Ogletree and Thomas Oren. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can be an effective intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have significant communication or language deficits. This concise guide reviews the AAC options for persons ASD, included unaided and aided AAC. The authors provide an overview of AAC and ASD, the ten guiding principles for promoting effective practices, and an in-depth fictional case study that effectively illustrates AAC applications for a person with ASD across the lifespan. Filled with exercises and questions for the reader, this guide provides a useful starting point for parents, professionals, and caregivers who are considering using AAC with individuals with ASD. (Booklet; 47 pages.)
This book is a title in the series PRO-ED Series On Autism Spectrum Disorders.
©2007-2008. Autism Society of North Carolina.