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Facilitated Communication and AAC Persons with Autism
Team 2: Sarah Choss and Sara Cook
February 1, 2012

1.    Length of Presentation 25 minutes including final quiz
2.     There will be a quiz of 5 questions given out at the beginning of the presentation, with the answers given at the end. The quiz will be on a handout, with the answers written somewhere (upside down, other side, etc.)
3.    Presentation should be rich in audiovisual content: e.g., video, slides, handouts. The materials can be presented in PowerPoint format with video and audio and animations, etc.
4.    The presentation, including video files, can be put on a CD-ROM and distributed to fellow students.
5.    While you are preparing your presentation, you are encouraged to place materials, including this Prolegomena, on the web, through our web site. This is an important part of our course, since it fosters team participation.
6.    Rehearse and time your presentation. JBE will be forced to use the "HOOK" if you go over even by 1 nanosecond!
I. Intro
A. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
1. Define
2. Types of ASD
3. Prevalence
4. Characteristics
B. Augmentative Alternative Communication
1. Define
2. Examples
C. Facilitated Communication
1. Define
2. Examples
II. AAC for persons with Autism
A. AAC options/models
1. Use
2. Setting
3. Benefits
4. People who use it
5. New developments in AAC devices for individuals with Autism
B. Assessment for AAC & determining which device to use
C. Ways a SLP would use AAC in therapy
D. How a clinician would incorporate AAC into different types of therapy for the individual
III. Facilitated Communication (FC)
A. Types of FC/when its used
B. Controversy
C. Benefits of FC
D. Determining when to use FC over AAC
IV. Examples & Case Studies of FC & AAC
V. Conclusion/Quiz

   Nunes, Debora R. P. "AAC Interventions for Autism: A Research Perspective." International Journal of Special Education 23.2 (2008): 17-26. Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA). Web. 1 Feb. 2012. 

      Trembath, David. "Review of Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC." Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability 36.1 (2011): 84-5. PsycINFO. Web. 1 Feb. 2012.

      Son, Seung-Hyun. "Comparing Two Modes of AAC Intervention for Children with Autism." Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA). Web. 1 Feb. 2012.

      Myles, Brenda Smith, Richard L. Simpson, and Sally M. Smith. "Collateral Behavioral and Social Effects of using Facilitated Communication with Individuals with Autism." Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities 11.3 (1996): 190-. Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA). Web. 1 Feb. 2012.

      Simpson, Richard L., and Brenda Smith Myles. "Effectiveness of Facilitated Communication with Children and Youth with Autism." Journal of Special Education 28.4 (1995): 424-39. ERIC; Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA); PAIS; ProQuest Psychology Journals; Sociological Abstracts. Web. 1 Feb. 2012