From the Coordinator It was wonderful to see so many SIG 12 affiliates at the ASHA Convention in Atlanta. As always, the convention provided opportunities to explore, learn, and meet friends. Welcome to the last issue of Perspectives for 2012. Enjoy the reading and remember that you can earn ASHA Continuing Education ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   December 01, 2012
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Coordinator's Column   |   December 01, 2012
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SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2012, Vol. 21, 123. doi:10.1044/aac21.4.123
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2012, Vol. 21, 123. doi:10.1044/aac21.4.123
It was wonderful to see so many SIG 12 affiliates at the ASHA Convention in Atlanta. As always, the convention provided opportunities to explore, learn, and meet friends.
Welcome to the last issue of Perspectives for 2012. Enjoy the reading and remember that you can earn ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each issue of Perspectives.
This issue highlights articles from the presenters from the online conference on Partner Instruction in AAC that was presented in June 2012. We thank Cathy Binger and Jennifer Kent-Walsh for chairing this spectacular event and for their tireless hours of organization. In this first of the two issues of Perspectives dedicated to this topic, Cathy and Jennifer begin the discussion with “Where Do I Start?” for selecting appropriate skills to teach communication partners. Following this, Lynn Fox shares an aphasia case study that provides a self-anchored rating scale (SARS) to help demonstrate a technique that augments collaboration between AAC interventionists. Next, Gloria Soto provides a process for a culturally responsive assessment and intervention that leads to a reciprocal collaborative relationship with families. Bill Ogletree, in the article “Stakeholders as Partners: Making AAC Work Better,” offers a possible vehicle for the concept of AAC stakeholders as trainers for treatment success. In the next article, “Peer-Mediated AAC Instruction for Young Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities,” Kathy Thiemann-Bourque summarizes the design and outcomes of two peer-mediated studies documenting positive social outcomes for preschool children with severe autism. Philip Schweigert's article, “Understanding the Importance of the Partner in Communication Development for Individuals with Sensory and Multiple Disabilities,” discusses the importance of building a presymbolic foundation for the learner with sensory and multiple disabilities.
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