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A History of Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Individuals with Severe and Profound Disabilities
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • Jack Hourcade, Boise State University
  • Tami Everhart Pilotte, Boise School District
  • Elizabeth West, Boise State University
  • Phil Parette, Illinois State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2004
Abstract
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is a prominent component in the development of support services for individuals with disabilities, especially those with severe disabilities. In this article we provide an overview of the historical development of AAC services, tracing their evolution over the past half-century through four specific themes: social change and legislation, assessment, intervention, and family and cultural issues.
Citation Information
Jack Hourcade, Tami Everhart Pilotte, Elizabeth West and None Phil Parette. "A History of Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Individuals with Severe and Profound Disabilities" Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jack_hourcade/40/