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: […]
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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 presentation includes a discussion, with case examples, of evidence-based strategies to support positive transition outcomes for persons with complex communication needs.
Special Education Doctoral Candidate Sarah Douglas presented her dissertation research on “Online training for paraeducators to support the communication of young children with complex communication needs”. Sarah’s research examined the use of an internet training package, including a strategy to engage children in interactive play, and example videos, on the communication support behaviors of para-educators. […]
This website provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to learners with special needs, especially learners with complex communication needs (CCN) such as autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental apraxia, multiple disabilities. This website provides information on: What skills to teach How to teach these skills Videotaped examples of instruction with learners […]
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.