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Aaron Doubet | MA, MS, CCC-SLP



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People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face challenges in the areas of social skills and verbal/nonverbal communication, with a wide range of severities. For many with autism, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices provide an effective method of expressing themselves, connecting with others, and navigating their world. However, myths about AAC persist, especially in the context of early speech and language development. The importance of early intervention for children with autism, including consideration of a multimodal AAC approach tailored to the needs of the child, will be discussed. Future considerations for research will also be presented.


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Presentation Type

Poster Presentation


College of Education and Allied Health


Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Speech-Language Pathology

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Fontbonne University Archives


St. Louis, MO


augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), autism spectrum disorder {ASD}, neurodiversity, multimodal

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Augmentative & Alternative Communication and Early Language Development of Children with ASD



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