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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Research on AAC in Autism

Karen Duerk in Lakewood, Colorado, is looking to review literature on AAC in Autism via the ASHA special interest group Division 12 (AAC).

Here's what's been posted so far (some peer reviewed, some background): 
Adamson, L.B., Romski, M.A., Deffebach, K., Sevcik, R.A. (1992). "Symbol Vocabulary and the Focus of Conversations: Augmenting Language Development for Youth with Mental Retardation." Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 35, 1333-1343.

Beukelman, David R. and Mirenda, Pat. (2005). Augmentative & Alternative Communication. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.

Blischak, Doreen, Lombardino, Linda, and Dyson, Alice. (2003). "Use of Speech-Generating Devices: in support of Natural Speech." Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 19:1, 29-35.

Cannon, B., & Edmond, G. (2009, April 14). "A few good words: Using core vocabulary to support nonverbal students." The ASHA Leader. 14(5), 20-22.

DeThorne, Laura S., Johnson, Cynthia J., Waler, Louise, Mahurin-Smith, Jamie. (2009). "When 'Simon Says' Doesn't Work: Alternatives to Imitation for Facilitating Early Speech Development." American Journal of Speech Language. 18, 133-145.

Erickson, K. (1996). "From Picture Producers to Real Language and Literacy: A Practical Guide." Paper presented at the 10th US Minspeak Conference, Wooster, OH.

Finke, Erinn H.; McNaughton, David B.; Drager, Kathryn D. R. (Jun, 2009). 'All children can and should have the opportunity to learn': General education teacher's perspectives on including children with autism spectrum disorder who require ACC. AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Vol 25(2). pp. 110-122.

Ganz, Jennifer B.; Earles-Vollrath, Theresa L.; Heath, Amy K.; Parker, Richard I.; Rispoli, Mandy J.; Duran, Jaime B. (Jan, 2012). A meta-analysis of single case research studies on aided augmentative and alternative communication systems with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol 42(1). pp. 60-74.

Ganz, Jennifer B.; Lashley, Erin; Rispoli, Mandy Jenkins. (Dec, 2010). Non-responsiveness to intervention: Children with autism spectrum disorders who do not rapidly respond to communication interventions. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, Vol 13(6). pp. 399-407.

Millar, Diane C., Light, Janice C., and Schlosser, Ralf W. (2006). "The Impact of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention on the Speech Production of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Research Review." Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 49, 248-264.

Ming, X., Brimacombe, M., and Wagner, G. (2007). "Prevalence of motor impairment in autism spectrum disorders." Brain & Development. 29, 565-570.

Mirenda, P. (2001). Autism, Augmentative Communication, and Assistive Technology: What Do We Really Know? Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 16(3), 141-151.

Mirenda, P. (2003). Toward Functional Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Students With Autism: Manual Signs, Graphic Symbols, and Voice Output Communication Aids. Language Speech & Hearing Services in Schools, 34(3), 203-216.

Mirenda, P. (2008). "A back door approach to autism and AAC." Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 24, 219-233.

Parsons, C. L., and La Sorte, D. (1993). "The effect of computers with synthesized speech and no speech on the spontaneous communication of children with autism." Australian Journal of Human Communication Disorder., 21, 12-31.

Pinker, Steven. (1994). The Language Instinct. New York: W. Morrow and Co.

Romski, M. A., and Sevcik, R. A. (1996). Breaking the Speech Barrier: Language Development Through Augmented Means. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing Co.

Schlosser, R., and Wendt, O., (2008). "Effects of augmentative and alternative communication intervention on Speech production in children with autism: A systematic review." American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 17, 212-230.

Schlosser, Ralf W.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Luiselli, James K.; Angermeier, Katie; Harasymowyz, Ulana; Schooley, Katherine; Belfiore, Phil J. (Apr-Jun, 2007). Effects of synthetic speech output on requesting and natural speech production in children with autism: A preliminary study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Vol 1(2), pp. 139-163.

Stuart, Sheela and Ritthaler, Christopher. (2008). "Case Studies of Intermediate Steps/ Between AAC Evaluations and Implementation. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 17, 150-155.

Trembath, David; Balandin, Susan; Togher, Leanne; Stancliffe, Roger J. (2009). Peer-mediated teaching and augmentative and alternative communication for preschool-aged children with autism. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Vol 34(2), pp. 173-186.

Trottier, Nadine; Kamp, Lorraine; Mirenda, Pat; (Mar, 2011). Effects of peer-mediated instruction to teach use of speech-generating devices to students with autism in social game routines. AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Vol 27(1). pp. 26-39.

Vanderheiden, G. C, and Kelso, D. P. (1987). "Comparative analysis of fixed-vocabulary communication acceleration techniques." AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 3, 196-206.

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