Support for AAC use in preschool, and growth in language skills, for young children with developmental disabilities.

  title={Support for AAC use in preschool, and growth in language skills, for young children with developmental disabilities.},
  author={Robert M. Barker and Sanae Akaba and Nancy C. Brady and Kathy S Thiemann-Bourque},
  journal={Augmentative and alternative communication},
  volume={29 4},
Little is known about how AAC use in preschool may impact language development for children with complex communication needs (e.g., children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities). We developed two surveys (a) to describe children's use of AAC in preschool classrooms, as well as the use of prompts and question asking, and augmented input by their communication partners; and (b) to describe teachers' experience, training, and perceived support in… CONTINUE READING
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