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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

Beliefs and habits: staff experiences with key word signing in special schools and group residential homes (short summary)

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experiences
 
with
 
key
 
word
signing
 
in
 
special
schools
 
and
residential
 
homes

This study used interview data to investigate the views of 5 teachers and 5 support staff working with people with learning disabilities (LD) who used key word signing (KWS) towards its use. The attitudes of communication partners to the use of KWS are key to its success. Without a positive view it is less likely to be used successfully by and with people who have LD.

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AAC and young children with disabilities - review (summary)

AAC
 
and
young children
with
disabilities

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
 
and
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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AAC systems

AAC

a range of aided and unaided methods of using AAC

Core AAC terms

meaning
of
core
AAC
terms

Core AAC terms are defined on the Communication Matters website.

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