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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper



Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Bradley Kaffar

Second Advisor

J. Michael Pickle

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorder


This review examines the use of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) with individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In Chapter I, alternative and augmentative description is described, and Autism Spectrum Disorders are defined both operationally and theoretically. In addition, the use of AAC devices and strategies with individuals who are diagnosed with ASD are promulgated as the foci for the review. In Chapter II, research addressing the use of AAC as an intervention for the academic and social deficits as an epiphenomena of ASD that appears in the literature of education and of psychology will be reviewed. In Chapter III, the findings from the analysis are summarized, and the implications of these findings will be described.



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