Augmentative and alternative communication

Official journal of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) cover image

The primary goal of these devices and the supporting interventions is to offer timely, consistent, expressive communication options to individuals who have limited natural speech. An important secondary purpose of an AAC system, especially for young users with developmental disabilities, involves supporting language acquisition.

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Official journal of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) cover image

The goal of this article is to expand the current understanding of communication access by providing a conceptual framework for examining AAC access, evaluating recent scientific and technical advances in the areas of AAC, and discussing the challenges to accessing AAC technologies for a range of communication act

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Howard C. Shane is director of the Autism Language Program and Communication Enhancement Program at Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, former director of the Institute on Applied Technology, and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. He is internationally known for his research and development of augmented and alternative communication systems to support the communication needs of people with neuromuscular disorders, autism and other disabilities.

The Eyes Have IT! book cover image

The book is made up of the papers presented at the Study Day on the use of eye gaze to support communication, held in Stirling on November 9th, along with additional material contributed by augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) specialists working in Scotland.

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Augmentative Communication in Practice's book cover image

This downloadable book is an accessible and comprehensive introductory text which should be of interest to those with little, if any, prior knowledge of augmentative communication, and useful for students and staff development. It provides an overview of current techniques and technology, and is intended to be a resource for practical use. It includes revised and updated versions of selected material from an earlier published 'Introduction' and 'Collected Papers'.


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