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unaided communication

methods of communication that do not involve a piece of additional equipment such as speaking, gesturing or signing, as described on the Communication Matters website http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/glossary-term/unaided-communication

AAC and young children with disabilities - review (summary)

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What was the aim of the study? This study reviewed the literature on AAC for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities under the age of three years.

Why was the paper written? The learning experiences of children's first three years of life can influence later brain development, but these experiences may be lessened if caregivers cannot recognize children's communicative behaviours. Early access to AAC can benefit children's early intentional communication, but most literature on AAC relates to older age groups.

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AAC and young children with disabilities - review (short summary)

AAC
 
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young children
with
disabilities

This review included studies that investigated the use of AAC for children aged three years and younger. Twelve studies were included in the review, and seven were determined to have conclusive results, or constitute high-quality evidence. AAC was successful in improving the communication of the majority of children in the studies. This review found evidence to support the use of AAC for young children, and the authors stressed the importance of trying a variety of AAC methods, including aided and unaided AAC systems, with young children.

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