Evidence-based intervention & apps to improve literacy outcomes for children with autism who require AAC — Presentation

Checklist for effective instructionLight, J., Caron, J., & McNaughton, D. (2016, November).   Evidence-based intervention & apps to improve literacy outcomes for children with autism who require AAC.   Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA. [Presentation ].

Abstract:  This session will present evidence-based intervention and AAC apps to support the literacy development of children with autism and complex communication needs who require AAC. Research results will be presented to demonstrate the effects of the literacy intervention and apps; videotaped case examples will be used to illustrate outcomes.

Discussion to include:  the importance of literacy skills for individuals with autism who require AAC; evidence-based literacy instruction including skills targeted, instructional procedures, and adaptations for individuals who have autism spectrum disorders and use AAC; and features of AAC apps that support literacy along a continuum of learning.

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