AAC to Improve Social Interaction & Language Development for Beginning Communicators — Presentation

Dr. Kathy Drager is the invited speaker to present on AAC to Improve Social Interaction & Language Development for Beginning Communicators at the Symposium on Activity-Based Approaches to Communication on April 20, 2012.

This is a one-day symposium focusing on play-based communication and social interaction designed to be of interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers and caregivers.

 

Topics discussed include: 

  • Aided AAC applications and an interactive intervention strategy for children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities, as well as older individuals with developmental disabilities.  
  • The design of AAC systems with recommendations to improve design of systems to better meet the needs of beginning communicators with autism and other disabilities.
  • An intervention utilizing these design features within interactive play and meaningful activities.
  • Research results with young children and older individuals .
  • Videotaped examples to illustrate the application of the AAC intervention with children and adults.

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