Helping the General Education Team Support Students Who Use AAC To be successful, students who use AAC and attend general education classes require extensive supports and frequent practice with their communication systems. In this article, I explore the challenges faced by educational teams and discuss strategies for helping general education teachers, paraprofessionals, and others provide the AAC learning and practice ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2012
Helping the General Education Team Support Students Who Use AAC
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  • Carole Zangari
    Department of Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Disclosure: Carole Zangari has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / School-Based Settings / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2012
Helping the General Education Team Support Students Who Use AAC
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2012, Vol. 21, 82-91. doi:10.1044/aac21.3.82
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2012, Vol. 21, 82-91. doi:10.1044/aac21.3.82
Abstract

To be successful, students who use AAC and attend general education classes require extensive supports and frequent practice with their communication systems. In this article, I explore the challenges faced by educational teams and discuss strategies for helping general education teachers, paraprofessionals, and others provide the AAC learning and practice opportunities these students need to maximize their communication skills and academic achievement.

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