Using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) to Improve the Daily Lives of Children with Autism

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Paper examines the benefits and limitations of alternative and augmentative devices for assisting autistic children with communication.

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4 p. : ill.

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Rodriguez, Kelsey 2017.

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Paper examines the benefits and limitations of alternative and augmentative devices for assisting autistic children with communication.

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4 p. : ill.

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Abstract: Children with autism often have difficulties expressing themselves in verbal communication. However, methods of communication for those with autism spectrum disorder can be supplemented using alternative and augmentative devices (AAC). While there is a variety of alternative and augmentative devices to choose from, there are benefits and drawbacks inherent in each technology. However, finding the best communication solution is important to the quality of outcome for AAC users. In order to institute these solutions, there must be an analysis of the users, their environments and the alternative and augmentative devices that are most commonly used. In this paper, I look at the different types of AAC devices and briefly describe some of the benefits and limitations of each kind.

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  • Eagle Feather, Issue 14, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2017

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  • Publication Title: Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 14
  • Issue: 2017
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Rodriguez, Kelsey. Using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) to Improve the Daily Lives of Children with Autism, article, 2017; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1624962/: accessed October 1, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.

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