Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs
People who have both autism spectrum disorder and complex communication needs require specialized, multidisciplinary interventions and supports to boost their independence and quality of life. Find up-to-date, evidence-supported information and strategies in this book, the newest volume in the respected Augmentative and Alternative Communication Series. This essential resource brings together more than 30 internationally recognized researchers from three important disciplines: augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), special education, and applied behavior analysis (ABA). Practitioners and clinicians will discover how to combine key interventions from these disciplines to make positive differences in the lives of the people they work with.
With this meticulously researched guide to today’s best strategies and supports, readers will have the information they need to improve outcomes for people with autism and complex communication needs.
RESEARCH-BASED GUIDANCE ON:
Using evidence-based teaching methods with learners of all ages
Conducting effective assessment and linking results with intervention planning
Selecting high-tech and low-tech AAC options that meet individual needs
Bringing about lasting changes to behavior with functional communication training
Evaluating specific interventions that target social communication
Implementing parent- and peer-mediated interventions
Using customized visual and environmental supports in a variety of settings