From the Guest Editor As Guest Editor of Perspectives, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the October issue. This issue includes important and timely contributions on Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC from veteran and new thought leaders and researchers in our field. We present a fascinating variety of contributions from apps ... Editorial
Editorial  |   October 01, 2013
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Editorial   |   October 01, 2013
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SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, October 2013, Vol. 22, 128-130. doi:10.1044/aac22.3.128
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, October 2013, Vol. 22, 128-130. doi:10.1044/aac22.3.128
As Guest Editor of Perspectives, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the October issue. This issue includes important and timely contributions on Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC from veteran and new thought leaders and researchers in our field. We present a fascinating variety of contributions from apps to neurobiological interventions.
In light of the recent release of DSM-V, this issue provides crucial clarification of the diagnostic features of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the new category, Social Communication Disorder, for the AAC practitioner. Two other important areas of practice are addressed as well: the impact of tablet and mobile devices as AAC and the role of AAC for our youth and adults with ASD who are entering the workplace. The importance of the development of literacy skills is addressed in four of the contributions in this issue, as requirements for success and quality of life in social, academic, and vocational domains. In addition, keyboard communication is addressed as provocative and exciting areas of AAC and Autism that have not, until now been addressed in a single volume such as this. Our issue opens the door to promising, and yes, controversial practices in Autism and AAC and bids us all to be open to what is possible and to foster socially valid, evidence-based science in these areas.
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