Communication alternatives in autism : perspectives on typing and spelling approaches for the nonspeaking / edited by Edlyn Vallejo Pena.
By: Vallejo Pena, Edlyn.Publisher: Jefferson, NC : Toplight, 2019Description: 205 pages : 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781476678917.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION | AUTOBIOGRAPHY | RAPID PROMPTING METHOD | FACILITATED COMMUNICATION
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface. - Introduction: from confession to declaration / Edlyn Vallejo Pena. - SECTION I: ESCAPING THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION MINDSET. - 1. Finding my voice through typing / Tracy Thresher. - 2. Popular in the movies: Larry Bissonnette becomes writer of his life story / Larry Bissonnette. - 3, Defiantly reclaiming my right to learn / Amy Sequenzia. - SECTION 2: A MOVEMENT TOWARD FULL INCLUSION. - 4. Not talking is not the same as not thinking / Ido Kedar. - 5. Relentless hope / Samuel Capozzi. - 6. Letter by letter / Dillan Barmache. - SECTION 3: TRIUMPHS AND OBSTACLES IN NAVIGATING THE EDUCATIONAL MAZE. - 7. Ecpectations / Henry Frost. - 8. I am Emma / Emma Zurcher-Long. - 9. Write to be heard / Philip Hayes. - 10. I have my voice / Rhema Russell. - Conclusion: Research-based recommendations for educators and therapists/ Edlyn Vallejo Pena. - Appendix: Examples of approved Augmentative and Alternative Communication Accommodations by US schools that have enrolled students who type and spell to communicate. - Glossary. - RPM and FC Resources. - References. - Index.
"This book has been needed for a long time. It gives voice to the thoughts of individuals with autism who use various means to communicate through the written word. The experience and knowledge of Dr. Pena who is both a parent and a scholar shines through to help us better understand the lives and journey of a remarkable group"-Anne M. Donnellan, professor emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of San Diego" - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
"Ten autistic slef advocates share their experiences with alternative forms of communication such as rapid prompting method (RPM) and facilitated communication (FC), both highly controversial. They document the complexities that autistic individuals navigate - in both educational and community settings - when choosing approaches that utilize letter b oards and keyboards. Whilw the controversies remain... these individuals share powerful stories in the context of aiming for disability rights." - BOOK JACKET