Publication by Dr. Ganz is Featured in the journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication (TX UCEDD)

November 30, 2015

Dr Ganz has a publication that is currently the featured article for the journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the journal and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Awareness Month.
Ganz, J. B. (2015). AAC interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders: State of the science and future research directions. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 31(3), 203-214. doi:10.3109/07434618.2015.1047532.
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Abstract: Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) provides a means of effective communication to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many of whom are unable to use conventional speech effectively. The purposes of this article are (a) to summarize and synthesize the last few decades of research on the use of AAC with people with ASD; (b) to indicate implications of this research for stakeholders such as people with ASD, their family members, and educators with whom they work; and (c) to outline priorities for future research to improve communication and other outcomes for individuals with ASD and their loved ones. People with ASD stand to greatly benefit from AAC, particularly with current AAC technologies, as described in this article.

Keynote Address Invitation: 
Ganz, J. B. (2015, July). Keynote: Communication Interventions for People with ASD: State of the Science and Recommendation for the Future. Denton, TX: Presented at the Kristin Farmer Autism Center at the University of North Texas, Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference. [Invited]. Available electronically 

Abstract: The presenter reviews the current state of the science in communication interventions, with information relevant to the use of mobile tech displays and choice in modes of communication technology, a focus on addressing a range of communication skills and functions, and implementation of communication interventions across natural contexts.