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What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Strategies

Assistive Technologies for Assessment and Recovery of Neurological Impairments
Are meant for assisting persons with severe communication disabilities towards participating more fully in particular social roles, including care management, education, employment, and learning.
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Assistive Technologies for Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Leila Goosen (University of South Africa, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7430-0.ch001
The purpose of this chapter is to provide readers with an overview of the latest research on assistive technologies, especially as related to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). While introducing and describing the general perspective of the chapter as specifically focusing on objectives in terms of children and adolescents with ASDs, background that summarizes the content of this chapter as also consisting of significant results with regard to young and older adults as well as references to other connected conditions will be included. Issues, problems, and challenges in this regard are presented, together with possible solutions and recommendations, future research directions, and concluding remarks.
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