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Social Interactions of Students with Disabilities Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Inclusive Classrooms (short summary)

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The authors investigated the social communication interactions of 16 pupils with intellectual disabilities and/or autism, in mainstream classes. All participants used some form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and were supported in school by one to one support workers.

They found that the students who used AAC had significantly more interactions with adults than with their typically developing peers. They also tended to initiate fewer interactions and these were for different communicative functions.

It was also found that AAC systems were not the primary form of communication used in most interactions.


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Disentangling the social threads within a communicative environment: a cacophonous tale of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC)

Social Participation of School-aged Children Who Use Communication Aids: The Views of Children and Parents

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Added to site May 2015


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