Some individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders experience severe speech and language difficulties. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an area of specialty for speech and language pathologists that deals with identifying and implementing strategies to support the communication of people with such difficulties. This webinar introduced how a wide range of interventionists can use AAC to support current and future communication needs of learners with autism, with a focus on aided AAC (e.g., communication boards, speech generating devices). Methods to help interventionists identify the most suitable AAC technologies based on learner's needs and strengths, and essential strategies to successfully implement AAC were also be discussed.
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