SIG 12 Perspectives Vol. 22, No. 3, October 2013
This issue of Perspectives on AAC focuses primarily on current information regarding autism spectrum disorders from researchers as well as veterans from the field. The selection of papers provides the readers with information on the following topics: 1) clarification of the diagnostic features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the new category, 2) a first person account of experiences from an individual with ASD, 3) case studies and protocols involving typing for social and academic success, 4) the effects of the explosion of apps for tablets and mobile technologies for students with ASD and cultural shift, 5) considerations for individuals with ASD growing up and transitioning from the classroom to the workplace, and finally 6) results shared from a pilot study on a neurobiological intervention targeting auditory processing.
You will be able to:
- identify considerations based in research regarding oral and written expression for individuals with autism spectrum disorders
- discuss the benefits of drawing on a variety of communication supports, including typing to communicate
- identify key principles and practices for the successful inclusion of students who type in academic classes
- summarize the steps required for the successful selection and implementation of an AAC App and mobile technology for an individual with autism
- list 3 key factors associated with successful employment outcomes for individuals with autism and complex communication needs
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