The state of research and practice in augmentative and alternative communication for children with developmental/intellectual disabilities

Krista M. Wilkinson, Shannon Hennig

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Abstract

Augmentative and alternative communication is a compilation of methods and technology designed to supplement spoken communication for people with limited speech or language skills, including children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The field of AAC has evolved rapidly within the last 10 years, due to a combination of empirical advances from research as well as rapid changes in technology. This article reviews some of the most significant aspects of this growth as it relates to children with developmental disabilities. Major issues within the field, the evidence base available to practitioners and researchers, and promising areas of future growth are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-69
Number of pages12
JournalMental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 16 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Genetics(clinical)

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