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.
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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.
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: […]
This presentation includes a discussion, with case examples, of evidence-based strategies to support positive transition outcomes for persons with complex communication needs.
The brain responded to photographic/auditory stimuli in a semantic mismatch much the same way it does to other forms of language (eg. written and spoken words)