Modeling use of AAC - Vol. 18 #3 (September 2006) This issue focuses on the affects of modeling behavior. Modeling is not just a matter of imitation, but often is an intentional instructional strategy, and this kind of instruction plays a crucial role for many individuals learning augmentative and alternative communication skills.
Newsletter Contents: For Consumers: Seeing is believing Clinical News: The role of modeling in AAC Types of Modeling: Approaches to AAC instruction University & Research: The effects of modeling aided AAC Training Partners: Learning more about what to do AAC-RERC: Announcing the ACETS Training Guide Resources & References
False Beliefs and Misconceptions about AAC - Vol. 18 #2 (June 2006) This issue addresses some of the misconceptions people have about AAC and provides information that can be used to respond to the frequently expressed concerns of family members and professionals.
Newsletter Contents: Young Children: False beliefs, widely held Adults with Acquired Disabilities: Myths and misconceptions Equipment: It ain't necessarily so On the Web: AT/AAC enABLES References & Resources
State of the Science Conference (SOSC) - Vol. 18 #1 (April 2006) This issue highlights content from six AAC-RERC SOSC presentations and some of the wide-ranging discussions that followed each presentation.
Newsletter Contents: Principles: Blackstone, Williams and Wilkins Access to AAC: Shane, Higginbotham, Russell and Caves Inter-connectivity: DeRuyter and Caves Beginning Communicators: Light and Drager Adolescents/Adults with Developmental Disabilities: McNaughton and Bryen Adults with Acquired Disabilities: Beukleman, Fager and Ball Resources & References