Aided Augmentative Communication for Individuals with Autism by Jennifer B. Ganz

By Jennifer B. Ganz

Just as autism is a continuum of issues, it truly is linked to a vast variety of neurodevelopmental, social, and communique deficits. for people with autism spectrum problems (ASD), augmentative and substitute conversation (AAC) has an incredible influence on their day-by-day lives, usually lowering the prevalence of not easy behaviors.

Aided Augmentative verbal exchange for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a realistic consultant to the sector, supplying readers a great grounding in ASD, similar complicated conversation wishes (CCN), and AAC, specifically visible and computer-based applied sciences. primary interventions and instruments in AAC are reviewed—not simply how they paintings, yet why they work—to reduction practitioners in picking these such a lot fitted to person consumers or scholars. concerns in assessment for aided AAC and debates touching on its usability around out the insurance. Readers come away with a deeper knowing of the centrality of communique for consumers with ASD and the various probabilities for intervention.

Key components of assurance include:

  • AAC and overview of individuals with ASD and CCN.
  • Interdisciplinary concerns and collaboration in evaluate and treatment.
  • AAC intervention mediated through average verbal exchange partners.
  • Functional verbal exchange education with AAC.
  • The controversy surrounding facilitated communication.
  • Sign language as opposed to AAC.

Aided Augmentative verbal exchange for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders is an important source for clinicians/practitioners, researchers, and graduate scholars in such fields as baby and college psychology, speech pathology, language schooling, developmental psychology, habit remedy, and academic technology.

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Boardmaker™ is a trademark of Mayer-Johnson LLC Fig. 5 Example of a tablet computer-based AAC nine-image grid application. Photo credit: Jennifer B. Ganz. Used with permission Fig. 6 Example of a visual scene display AAC page; the shaded boxes represent hot spots. Photo credit: Jennifer B. Ganz. Used with permission Fig. 7 Example of a man using a tablet computer-based AAC application. Photo credit: Margot B. Boles. Used with permission High-Tech Aided AAC 21 disabilities that have CCN, are typically ambulatory (Sennott and Bowker 2009).

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