Meaningful Exchanges for People with Autism: An Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Meaningful Exchanges for People with Autism: An Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

by Joanne M. Cafiero
ISBN-10:
1890627445
ISBN-13:
9781890627447
Pub. Date:
10/28/2005
Publisher:
Woodbine House
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Overview

Meaningful Exchanges for People with Autism: An Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

This guide to augmentative and alternative communication provides an overview of the AAC techniques and devices available today for children and adults with autism-spectrum disorders who can't use speech effectively. It explains to parents and professionals how AAC complements the specific learning style and communication strengths and weaknesses of individuals on the autism spectrum. Appendices list specific devices and software, as well as manufacturers and training oppurtunities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890627447
Publisher: Woodbine House
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Series: Topics in Autism Series
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Chapter 1The Importance of Interactive Communication for People with ASD15
Chapter 2ASD & AAC: The Perfect Fit25
Chapter 3AAC Tools & Strategies35
Chapter 4AAC Assessments: Identifying Communication Needs and the Tools to Address Them95
Chapter 5AAC & the Law111
Chapter 6Conclusion & Future Projections141
References147
Resource Guide153
Glossary159
Index169

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