ERIC Number: ED357589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Augmentative Communication Resources: Making It Happen! [and] Early Augmentative Communication Devices: Making It Fun/Making It Happen! Key Notes.
Musselwhite, Caroline Ramsey
Two brief fact sheets for families of children with disabilities provide information on: (1) advocacy and resources in augmentative communication, and (2) ways to make using augmentative communication devices fun for young children. The first fact sheet defines three types of advocacy (individual advocacy, system advocacy, and public awareness) and then presents an annotated list of advocacy resources, including print references, computer bulletin boards and networks, relevant journals and newsletters, and books and articles by persons who use augmentative communication. The second fact sheet identifies common reasons why augmentative communication devices are rejected by children and then provides 12 ideas for using the devices in games within the home. It briefly describes eight introductory devices meeting the criteria of simplicity of use, low cost, and direct selection option. Eight resource books are also listed. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Access Group, Atlanta, GA.