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How to Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication Billy T. Ogletree

How to Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Billy T. Ogletree

Published January 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781416401506
Paperback
47 pages
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This manual reviews AAC applications for individuals with ASD. In the section titled Overview of AAC and ASD, AAC is defined and described to provide the knowledge necessary for effective clinical decision-making. Basic facts are overviewed and theMoreThis manual reviews AAC applications for individuals with ASD. In the section titled Overview of AAC and ASD, AAC is defined and described to provide the knowledge necessary for effective clinical decision-making. Basic facts are overviewed and the impact of AAC on the emergence of natural speech is discussed. In addition, the communicative impairments of persons with ASD are briefly reviewed and the characteristics of ASD that make AAC a logical choice for so many individuals are considered. This section ends with a review of literature specific to AAC use among persons with ASD. The following section, Promoting Effective Practices, presents a series of recommended practices to help guide parents and practitioners in the establishment and implementation of AAC. The section titled Juans AAC Story illustrates recommended practices through scenarios from the life of one individual. Throughout this manual there are exercises and questions designed to encourage the reader to apply content in real-world ways. Clearly, this work is not an exhaustive resource. It is, however, a starting point and guide for those interested in using AAC with children and adults with ASD.