Ask an Autistic #11 – What is AAC?

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Ask an Autistic #11 - What is AAC?

What is AAC? How can AAC benefit Autistic people? What are some common methods of AAC? Does the use of AAC inhibit the development of vocal language in Autistic children? Who should use AAC? Answers to all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

AAC methods mentioned:
American Sign Language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Sign_Language
http://www.lifeprint.com/
http://www.signingsavvy.com/
Signed English
http://sign.com.au/
http://www.jumpstart-autism-therapy.com/autismandsignlanguage.html
http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/using-sign-language-with-an-autistic-9007.html
Letter Board
Rapid Prompting Method
https://www.halo-soma.org/main.php?
Text-to-Speech (Vox)
http://www.dynavoxtech.com/conditions/autism/communication/what-is-aac/
http://blog.laptopmag.com/best-autism-apps-ipad

How to make a letter board at home:
http://www.amyspeechlanguagetherapy.com/communication-boards.html

Free AAC apps that I recommend:
http://verballyapp.com/
http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech
http://www.taptotalk.com/
http://appsforaac.net/app/voicesymbol

Studies on AAC and the development of vocal communication in Autistic children:
Blischak, Lombardino, And Dyson, 2003
http://aacworkshop.pbworks.com/f/Myths---AAC-and-Speech-01-11-10.pdf
Miller, Light, and Schlosser, 2006
http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=1767605
http://www.rockybay.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/1.3-AAC-Does-Not-Hinder-Natrual-Speech-Development.pdf

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