Promising Innovations in AAC for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders When I was invited to edit this issue of Perspectives with a focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), I had just finished proofing the 2009 book that I coedited with Teresa Iacono: Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC. To be honest, I ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2009
Promising Innovations in AAC for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
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  • Pat Mirenda
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Special Populations / Autism Spectrum / Articles
Article   |   December 01, 2009
Promising Innovations in AAC for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2009, Vol. 18, 112-113. doi:10.1044/aac18.4.112
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2009, Vol. 18, 112-113. doi:10.1044/aac18.4.112
When I was invited to edit this issue of Perspectives with a focus on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), I had just finished proofing the 2009 book that I coedited with Teresa Iacono: Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC. To be honest, I was not especially excited about taking on another task related to these combined topics, but I agreed to do so with the understanding that I would have the freedom to choose the focus of this issue myself. I decided immediately to try to do something a bit different by focusing on topics that either were not included in our book at all or were especially interesting to me as “promising practices.” In this vein, I decided to invite Kathy Drager, Howard Shane, and his colleagues, Gayle Porter and Joanne Cafiero, and Sam Sennott and his collaborator Adam Bowker to write about the four innovative contributions to AAC for individuals with ASD that are represented in this issue.
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