Supporting the communication, language, and literacy development of children with complex communication needs: state of the science and future research priorities.

@article{Light2011SupportingTC,
  title={Supporting the communication, language, and literacy development of children with complex communication needs: state of the science and future research priorities.},
  author={Janice C Light and David McNaughton},
  journal={Assistive technology : the official journal of RESNA},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={34-44}
}
Children with complex communication needs (CCN) resulting from autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other disabilities are severely restricted in their participation in educational, vocational, family, and community environments. There is a substantial body of research that demonstrates convincingly that children with CCN derive substantial benefits from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in their development of communication, language and literacy skills… CONTINUE READING

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