AAC publishes information related to complex communication needs including original research articles and case studies.
In order to implement changes that will result in positive employment experiences for individuals with cerebral palsy who use AAC, it is important to fully understand the barriers and supports to successful employment for this population. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of self-employment by individuals who use AAC.
The goals of this paper are two-fold: (a) to summarize the research related to AAC systems for young children, and (b) to define priorities for future research to improve AAC technologies and enhance outcomes for children with complex communication needs.
Results of this comparison study indicated that the children in the iconic prediction group did not perform more accurately than the children who did not have prediction available. There was some evidence, however, that using iconic prediction may help to facilitate generalization of use of iconic encoding to novel vocabulary.
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: […]