Guest Editor It is with humble gratitude that I present this issue of Perspectives on AAC and Autism. As Guest Editor, I intended to provide a comprehensive review of the most current research and promising practices for the practitioner. I also wanted to challenge assumptions regarding the communicative and cognitive potentials ... Editorial
Editorial  |   August 01, 2007
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Editorial
Editorial   |   August 01, 2007
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SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2007, Vol. 16, 2. doi:10.1044/aac16.2.2
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2007, Vol. 16, 2. doi:10.1044/aac16.2.2
It is with humble gratitude that I present this issue of Perspectives on AAC and Autism. As Guest Editor, I intended to provide a comprehensive review of the most current research and promising practices for the practitioner. I also wanted to challenge assumptions regarding the communicative and cognitive potentials of those in the autism spectrum. I hope I have succeeded.
I want to thank my authors for their dedication and commitment to this task. Marsha Acheson had recently completed her doctoral research with a focus on augmented input and AAC. She provides an up to date and well-crafted review and analysis of the AAC and Autism literature. Joseph E. Zins (deceased) was director of the Special Education Doctoral Program at University of Cincinnati and had expertise in the areas of social and emotional learning. He mentored Marsha Acheson during her doctoral research. Susan Norwell, a special education private practitioner, meticulously details the emerging research in autism and literacy and the need to consider literacy learning as an essential component in the development of communication skills through AAC.
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