AAC technologies to enhance participation and access to meaningful societal roles for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities who require AAC

David McNaughton, Diane Nelson Bryen

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Abstract

In this paper we review published research describing the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to support societal participation by adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities who require AAC. We focus on three major participation domains: post-secondary education and training, the workplace, and community living and social interaction opportunities. Based on the findings of the review, we highlight five needed areas of research and development related to AAC technology: face to face communication; distance communication and interconnectivity; training and support for system use; adapted applications and cognitive tools; and supports for independent operation, development, and maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-229
Number of pages13
JournalAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing

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