This program introduces viewers to basic AAC strategies for immediate application with school-age children with significant intellectual disabilities.
Many providers struggle to identify effective ways to work with clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Here, a committee of experts offers some advice.
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 […]
The efficiency of finding a symbol on an AAC display can be facilitated by specific display organizations.
Rapid search was facilitated by a spatial organization cue, but not by the addition of background color. Further examination of the situations in which color cues may be useful is warranted.