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Supporting Successful Transitions for Adolescents with Complex Communication Needs

McNaughton, D., Kennedy, P., & Light, J. (2012). Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting Successful Transitions for Adolescents with Complex Communication Needs. Presentation at 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) in Pittsburgh, PA.     The materials below provide additional information on  the four main goals of successful transitions: A safe […]

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Individuals with autism spectrum disorders

Challenge Many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty with communication – approximately 20% of children with ASD may not use speech as their primary mode of communication. For these individuals, AAC can support communication for social participation, academic learning, and language development. Research has shown that children with ASD can learn to use AAC […]

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Web Resources

  We have developed a variety of free web resources, including Websites The Early Intervention for Young Children website provides guidelines for early intervention to maximize the language and communication development of young children with special needs .   The Literacy Website provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to learners with special needs, especially learners […]

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