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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

Third Advisor

William Lepkowski

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

Autism, Behaviors, AAC


The review examines the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication with student who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, the use of an AAC device, and reducing aggressive behaviors as it relates to use of AAC. In Chapter I, an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, AAC, and SGD was discussed. In Chapter II discusses research addressing augmentative and alternative communication devices in reducing disruptive and aggressive behaviors for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and implementing it with students that need to express wants and needs across different environments effectively. Chapter III, the findings from the analysis are summarized, and the implications of these findings will be discussed.



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