Fostering Effective Communication in Individuals With Angelman Syndrome Who Rely on Symbolic Methods of Communication
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Stephen N. Calculator
This chapter discusses principles as well as assessment and intervention
strategies designed to foster effective communication skills in individuals with
Angelman Syndrome who rely on both pre-symbolic and symbolic methods of
communication. Both unaided and aided methods of augmentative and alternative
communication are considered. By virtue of the nature of their disabilities, coupled
with recent research findings, all individuals with AS are not only deemed candidates
for AAC but also potential users of high-tech AAC devices. A review of best practices
related to providing AAC services to individuals with AS is presented along with
information pertaining to parents' corresponding priorities.
AAC, Alternative communication, Angelman Syndrome, Assessment,
Augmentative, Best practices, Disability, Education, Generalization, Genetics,
Handicap, Intellectual, Intervention, Outcomes, Parents, Sign language.
University of New Hampshire, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824, USA.