Enhancing Communication in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2010 - Education - 72 pages
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Enhancing Communication in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders presents an overview of impairments in communication among children with an ASD.
 

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Contents

Series Preface
Introduction
The Trouble With Language and Communication
Interventions for Enhancing Communication
Techniques to Implement Interventions
Facilitated Communication and Other Alternative Therapies
Conclusion
Resources
References
About the Authors
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Frances A. Karnes, Ph.D., is professor of curriculum, instruction, and special education at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is widely known for her teaching, research, publications, innovative program developments, and service activities in gifted education and leadership training.

Joyce VanTassel-Baska is Professor Emerita at The College of William and Mary, where she founded the Center for Gifted Education. Formerly she initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. Joyce has also served as state director of gifted programs in Illinois, a regional director, a local coordinator of gifted programs, and a teacher of gifted high school students. Her major research interests are in the talent development process and effective curricular interventions with the gifted.

She is the author of 22 books and has written more than 500 other publications on gifted education. She was the editor of "Gifted and Talented International" for several years and received the Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997 from the National Association for Gifted Children and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia in 1993. She received the Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award from the University of Toledo in 2003, the President's Award from the World Council on Gifted and Talented in 2005, and the Collaboration and Diversity Service Award from CEC-TAG in 2007.

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