Communicative Competence for Individuals who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A New Definition for a New Era of Communication?

@article{Light2014CommunicativeCF,
  title={Communicative Competence for Individuals who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A New Definition for a New Era of Communication?},
  author={Janice Light and David Mcnaughton},
  journal={Augmentative and Alternative Communication},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={1 - 18}
}
  • J. Light, D. Mcnaughton
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine, Physics
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Abstract In 1989, Light defined communicative competence for individuals with complex communication needs who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as a dynamic interpersonal construct based on functionality of communication; adequacy of communication; and sufficiency of knowledge, judgment, and skills. Specifically, Light argued that, in order to demonstrate communicative competence, individuals who required AAC had to develop and integrate knowledge, judgment, and skills in… Expand

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