Clarke, K., & Light, J. (2019, January). Synthesis of Current Research in AAC Practices for Angelman Syndrome. Poster at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Abstract: Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a genetic-based neurodevelopmental disorder, typically caused by a change in the 15th chromosome. It is characterized by general developmental delay, delayed or absent speech, impaired language skills, intellectual disability, and various motoric differences. Individuals with AS require various contextual, educational, and therapeutic supports. One such support includes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). There is currently a dearth of research specifically in the implementation and efficacy of treatment for individuals with AS who require AAC supports. The purpose of this study is to identify, review, and synthesize the current research in this area. Additionally, clinical implications and areas for future research are discussed.
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