Many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty developing and using verbal speech to communicate with others. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a set of procedures and processes that can maximize communication. AAC systems include those that are unaided such as sign language, and those that are aided. Speech generating devices (SGD) are considered an aided technique. SGDs, an evidence-based intervention, offer the advantage of spoken language for individuals who use them. This module will provide information on SGDs.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours
- What's Included
- 33 pages
- Optional $15 certficate
- Describe why SGDs are appropriate for learners with ASD and how they can be used
- Identify factors that are important to consider prior to selecting and purchasing an SGD for a learner with ASD
- Describe key considerations when setting up the vocabulary for the SGD for a learner with ASD
- Identify resources that may be needed to develop and use SGDs in the classroom
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