A Glossary of Behavior Analytic Terms for Speech-Language Pathologists' Considerations for Augmentative and Alternative Communication At its core, productive collaboration between speech-language pathologists and behavior analysts requires effective communication between both parties. Successful communication can be gained in part through mutual training on terminology, principles, and practices of each field. The purpose of this article is to familiarize speech-language pathologists with key behavior analytic terms ... Article
Article  |   June 18, 2018
A Glossary of Behavior Analytic Terms for Speech-Language Pathologists' Considerations for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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  • Tracy Vail
    Department of Speech Language Pathology, Let's Talk Speech & Language Services, Inc., Raleigh, NC
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Part 2
Article   |   June 18, 2018
A Glossary of Behavior Analytic Terms for Speech-Language Pathologists' Considerations for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2018, Vol. 3, 80-98. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG12.80
History: Received November 23, 2017 , Revised January 19, 2018 , Accepted January 23, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2018, Vol. 3, 80-98. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG12.80
History: Received November 23, 2017; Revised January 19, 2018; Accepted January 23, 2018

At its core, productive collaboration between speech-language pathologists and behavior analysts requires effective communication between both parties. Successful communication can be gained in part through mutual training on terminology, principles, and practices of each field. The purpose of this article is to familiarize speech-language pathologists with key behavior analytic terms and principles as they relate to practices in augmentative and alternative communication. Where possible, parallel terms and practices within speech-language pathology are presented to highlight commonalities between the fields. In addition, this article will detail important considerations for augmentative and alternative communication intervention as guided by the behavior analytic terms and principles discussed.

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