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ERIC Number: EJ1158201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
A Tool for Supporting Communication in the Workplace for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism
Pouliot, Danielle M.; Müller, Eve; Frasché, Nancy F.; Kern, Ann S.; Resti, Israelle H.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v40 n4 p244-249 Nov 2017
Speech and language impairments can pose significant challenges to the successful workplace inclusion of young adults with intellectual disabilities (IDs) and/or autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Breakdowns are most likely to occur when support staff, workplace supervisors, or co-workers are unsure how to support effective communication. "Communication Stories" offer an innovative means of helping young adults with ID/ASD advocate for themselves by teaching others about the expressive, receptive, and social/pragmatic communication strategies they use. This article provides guidelines for how to develop customized, electronic "Communication Stories" for young adults with ID/ASD to use in the workplace. Suggestions are also given for use in other contexts, and for low-tech options.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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