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 vast diversity of neurodevelopmental, social, and conversation deficits. for people with autism spectrum problems (ASD), augmentative and replacement conversation (AAC) has an immense influence on their day-by-day lives, frequently decreasing the prevalence of difficult behaviors.

Aided Augmentative conversation for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a pragmatic consultant to the sector, supplying readers an outstanding grounding in ASD, comparable advanced verbal exchange wishes (CCN), and AAC, particularly visible and computer-based applied sciences. established interventions and instruments in AAC are reviewed—not simply how they paintings, yet why they work—to reduction practitioners in picking out these such a lot fitted to person consumers or scholars. concerns in overview for aided AAC and debates referring to its usability around out the assurance. Readers come away with a deeper realizing of the centrality of communique for consumers with ASD and the various probabilities for intervention.

Key parts of assurance include:

  • AAC and evaluate of individuals with ASD and CCN.
  • Interdisciplinary concerns and collaboration in evaluate and treatment.
  • AAC intervention mediated by means of average verbal exchange partners.
  • Functional communique 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 a vital source for clinicians/practitioners, researchers, and graduate scholars in such fields as baby and faculty psychology, speech pathology, language schooling, developmental psychology, habit treatment, and academic technology.

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2012; Son et al. 2006). 7 provide examples of a range of low- to high-tech AAC systems. As mobile devices have become ubiquitous in the USA (Gal et al. 2009), there has been an upsurge in studies incorporating the use of applications on table computers and smartphones for use as SGDs (Flores et al. 2012; Kagohara et al. 2013; van der Meer et al. 2012). There are numerous advantages to software and applications for mobile technologies compared to traditional SGDs that are often large and heavy, particularly considering that people with ASD, unlike people with physical 18 2 Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An Overview Fig.

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