Effects of AAC interventions on communication and language for young children with complex communication needs.

  title={Effects of AAC interventions on communication and language for young children with complex communication needs.},
  author={Kathryn D R Drager and Janice C Light and David Mcnaughton},
  journal={Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine},
  volume={3 4},
Children with complex communication needs (CCN) who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are at considerable risk in many aspects of their development: (a) functional communication skills, (b) speech development, (c) language development, (d) cognitive/conceptual development, (e) literacy development, (f) social participation, (g) access to education, and (h) overall quality of life. Early intervention is critical to address these areas and provide successful and functional… 

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