AAC Supports for Individuals With Rett Syndrome Across the Lifespan Individuals with Rett syndrome (RS) present with a complex profile. They benefit from a multidisciplinary approach for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. In our clinic, the Communication Matrix© (Rowland, 1990/1996/2004) is used to collect data about the communication skills and modalities used by those with RS across the lifespan. Preliminary analysis ... Article
Article  |   June 2015
AAC Supports for Individuals With Rett Syndrome Across the Lifespan
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  • Sandra M. Grether
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Autism Spectrum / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   June 2015
AAC Supports for Individuals With Rett Syndrome Across the Lifespan
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2015, Vol. 24, 74-85. doi:10.1044/aac24.3.74
History: Received March 20, 2015 , Revised May 4, 2015 , Accepted May 12, 2015
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2015, Vol. 24, 74-85. doi:10.1044/aac24.3.74
History: Received March 20, 2015; Revised May 4, 2015; Accepted May 12, 2015

Individuals with Rett syndrome (RS) present with a complex profile. They benefit from a multidisciplinary approach for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. In our clinic, the Communication Matrix© (Rowland, 1990/1996/2004) is used to collect data about the communication skills and modalities used by those with RS across the lifespan. Preliminary analysis of this data supports the expected changes in communication behaviors as the individual with RS ages and motor deficits have a greater impact.

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