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Augmentative and alternative communication supports for adults with autism spectrum disorders

The authors noted there is a lack of research examining the specific communication needs of these adults, let alone the outcomes of interventions aimed at addressing them. 172 more words

Myths and Realities of Augmentative Communication

By:  Amanda Nagle, MA, CCC-SLP/L

Parents understandably worry when they hear the words “speech generating device”, “AAC” and  “augmentative communication”. Concerns are voiced such as: 989 more words

Independence

Being in charge of your walk

The young woman I work with is just learning to use her head switches to say stop and go when we are out for a stroll. 71 more words

What do you do with your voice?

A couple of years back, I succumbed to such a terrible cold that I lost my voice entirely for two weeks. Phone calls to my family on a Thanksgiving were futile. 68 more words

Do you have a hero?

On the playground, a seven year old decided to program these questions into the augmentative communication devices of the two girls (beautiful and non verbal, blind and quadriplegic ) with whom I work: 103 more words

Community switches

I have recently begun working with two exceptional teenagers both of whom are just learning how to use head switches to communicate basic ideas. Today we went for a walk around the neighborhood. 74 more words

"Ephphatha!"... 28 Days of Cayden, Day 16

Cayden used the SuperTalker for a while & had good success with that and the eye gaze system. However, I was frustrated with the time-consuming page-changing of that device, and so was Cayden. 1,849 more words

Cayden