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MAIER PD: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Assistive and Augmentative Communication

November 9, 2015

Speaker: Mark Hammond

Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm. Sign-in opens at 8:30am.
Bowdoin College, 255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011, United States

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Children with Autism can present with a variety communication challenges. These may include the inability to speak and for some, who do speak, the inability to functionally communicate. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can provide a means to achieve functional communication ability. This presentation will help support persons to identify initial communication needs of children with autism who have limited expressive communication abilities as well address their long term potential needs. Low tech AAC tools and strategies to support the child in learning and in gaining access to desired items will be discussed. To become more socially capable with communication the child needs to have a means to go beyond requesting. High tech AAC tools that can help the child to progress towards improved communicative competence will be explored. The progression from initial evaluation through full implementation of AAC will be presented. Participants will leave with strategies that they can implement with any child with limited functional communication.

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November 9, 2015
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Deborah Rooks-Ellis


Bowdoin College
255 Maine St
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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