This module will help you:
- Understand how AAC can serve as a replacement for aggressive and challenging behavior.
- Recognize the varied nature of communication and language skills across the population of individuals with Angelman syndrome.
- Become familiar with AAC so that you can compare and contrast concepts of effectiveness, efficiency, and naturalness and how these principles relate to developing alternatives to challenging behavior.
- Recognize and provide examples of the four basic components of an AAC system: symbols, strategies, techniques and methods or devices by which communication is conveyed.
- Be able to discuss strategies that can be used to foster individuals’ uses of AAC systems in place of challenging behaviors.
- Click the titles of the sections below to expand and complete each section.
- A transcript of the module is available. Use it to read instead of watch the videos or to follow along.
Resources for Communication
- ASF Communication Series: Free web-based training series designed by three communication and AAC experts.
- So Much to Say by Dr. Stephen Calculator
- Join the ASF Communication Training Series Facebook group for additional support and tips.