Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Persons with Autism

  title={Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Persons with Autism},
  author={Billy T. Ogletree and William E. Harn},
  journal={Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities},
  pages={138 - 140}
that time, however, AAC has enjoyed unbounded growth due to scientific, technological, and social changes (Arvidson & Lloyd, 1997). Today, individuals of all ages with severe communication impairments and various disability types are receiving AAC assessment and intervention services. One population clearly recognized by its needs in the area of communication is persons with autism. Severe communication deficits have 
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