Early AAC Intervention: Some International Perspectives I became committed to early AAC intervention many years ago while I was working in supported employment settings and group homes with adults who had developmental disabilities. Many of my clients were passing through middle age, heading for senior citizenship, without effective, functional communication. As I worked to find ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2010
Early AAC Intervention: Some International Perspectives
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  • Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker
    Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
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Article   |   April 01, 2010
Early AAC Intervention: Some International Perspectives
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2010, Vol. 19, 3-4. doi:10.1044/aac19.1.3
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2010, Vol. 19, 3-4. doi:10.1044/aac19.1.3
I became committed to early AAC intervention many years ago while I was working in supported employment settings and group homes with adults who had developmental disabilities. Many of my clients were passing through middle age, heading for senior citizenship, without effective, functional communication. As I worked to find ways to decrease years of challenging behaviors, I wondered what would be the keys to preventing the same fate for future adults with developmental disabilities. Thus started my journey to better understanding early AAC intervention through clinical AAC research. I was delighted to hear that early AAC intervention was to be the topics of this Perspectives issue.
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