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

By Jennifer B. Ganz

Just as autism is a continuum of issues, it's linked to a huge variety of neurodevelopmental, social, and verbal exchange deficits. for people with autism spectrum issues (ASD), augmentative and replacement communique (AAC) has an incredible influence on their day-by-day lives, frequently lowering the prevalence of difficult behaviors.

Aided Augmentative conversation for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a pragmatic consultant to the sector, delivering readers a fantastic grounding in ASD, similar advanced verbal exchange wishes (CCN), and AAC, specially visible and computer-based applied sciences. frequent interventions and instruments in AAC are reviewed—not simply how they paintings, yet why they work—to relief practitioners in picking out these so much fitted to person consumers or scholars. matters in evaluate for aided AAC and debates relating its usability around out the assurance. Readers come away with a deeper realizing of the centrality of verbal exchange for consumers with ASD and the numerous percentages for intervention.

Key components of insurance include:

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

Aided Augmentative communique for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a vital source for clinicians/practitioners, researchers, and graduate scholars in such fields as baby and college psychology, speech pathology, language schooling, developmental psychology, habit treatment, and academic technology.

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Investigations involving complex AAC systems, such as those with dynamic displays, are needed (Chung et al. 2012; Drager et al. 2004; Ganz et al. in press-a). In particular, research that investigates the feasibility of use of high-tech AAC for caregivers, practitioners, and people with CCN is lacking. Research investigating new AAC applications that are flexible in the creation of new vocabulary in the moment and that are usable for all stakeholders would be helpful. Currently, low-tech aided AAC may be preferable due to its cost-effectiveness, portability, and ease of repair compared to higher-tech devices (Wilkinson and Hennig 2007); however, as prices for portable electronics drop, this may change.

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