Toward Functional Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Students With Autism: Manual Signs, Graphic Symbols, and Voice Output Communication Aids.

@article{Mirenda2003TowardFA,
  title={Toward Functional Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Students With Autism: Manual Signs, Graphic Symbols, and Voice Output Communication Aids.},
  author={P. Mirenda},
  journal={Language, speech, and hearing services in schools},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          203-216
        }
}
  • P. Mirenda
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Language, speech, and hearing services in schools
  • Many individuals with autism are candidates for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, either to supplement (i.e., augment) their existing speech or to act as their primary (i.e., alternative) method of expressive communication. The purpose of this article is to summarize research and directions for future research with regard to two questions related to the delivery of AAC supports to these individuals: (a) What AAC modality is preferable to use? and (b) What do we know… CONTINUE READING
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