Drager, K., Light, J., & McNaughton, D. (2011). Effects of AAC interventions on communication and language for young children with complex communication needs. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 3, 303-310. (full text) Children with complex communication needs (CCN) who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are at considerable risk in many aspects of their development: […]
Penn State was proud to host two speech-language pathologists from Poland during the week of November 7, 2011. Aldona Mysakowska-Adamczyk, from Warsaw, and Alina Smyczek, from Krakow, were hosted at Penn State through the Hintz Children’s Communicative Competence Endowment. Aldona and Alina described the cultural background and current state of AAC in Poland. They lectured […]
This grant addresses the urgent need for fully credentialed speech language pathologists (SLPs) who are prepared to provide evidence-based services to improve results for high need children who have complex communication needs.
This grant responds to the nationwide, critical shortage of Ph.D. faculty who are prepared to conduct research and preservice training of speech language pathologists (SLPs) to improve services and results for high need children with complex communication needs.
This website provides guidelines for early intervention to maximize the language and communication development of young children with special needs . The website provides guidelines for early intervention specifically designed for children with complex communication needs, including children with: Autism spectrum disorders Cerebral palsy Down syndrome Multiple disabilities The website provides: Step-by-step guidelines […]
This session focused on the design of aided AAC systems specifically for young children and beginning communicators. The use of visual scene displays (VSDs) with young children and with older individuals who are beginning communicators was presented.