Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking (Paperback)

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Communication Alternatives in Autism: Perspectives on Typing and Spelling Approaches for the Nonspeaking (Paperback)

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Ten autistic self-advocates share their experiences with alternative forms of communication such as rapid prompting method (RPM) and facilitated communication (FC), both highly controversial. Their narratives document the complexities that autistic individuals navigate--in both educational and community settings--when choosing to use approaches that utilize letter boards and keyboards. While the controversies remain--RPM requires further scientific study, and FC is subject to criticism about confirmation bias--these individuals share powerful stories in the context of aiming for disability rights. The book concludes with a chapter about best practices for educators, particularly for schools and colleges that have students who use these communication methods.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476678917
ISBN-10: 147667891X
Publisher: Toplight Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2019
Pages: 215
Language: English