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ERIC Number: EJ860509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 105
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-4013
The State of Research and Practice in Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Children with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities
Wilkinson, Krista M.; Hennig, Shannon
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v13 n1 p58-69 2007
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
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