Meaningful Exchanges for People with Autism
Explains to parents and professionals how augmentative communication complements the specific learning style and communication strengths and weaknesses of children on the autism spectrum. An extensive section on AAC and Special education Law covers assesment, eligibility, and entitlement issues; how to make sure a communication system is included in an IEP and stays with a student from school to school; and who pays for a device. Real-life vignettes help to illustrate how various AAC tools increase communication with others and, consequently, improve quality of life.
By Joanne M. Cafiero, Ph.D., 174 pages, softcover