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Bibliography and Resources

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Demographics of Preschoolers Who Require AAC  by Janice Light and Cathy Binger.  Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools Vol.37 200-208 July 2006. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2006/022)


Enhancing participation in employment through AAC technologies. Assistive Technologies, 14(1): 58-70McNaughton, D., & Nelson Bryen, D. (2002, Summer).  


Key Concepts for Using Augmentative Communication with Children Who Have Complex Communication Needs


AAC Newsletters - archived editions of Augmentative Communication News by Sarah Blackstone


What is AAC?


AAC Myths Revealed - http://www.dynavoxtech.com/training/toolkit/details.aspx?id=373


What is AAC and Who Can Use It?


AAC in the Classroom - Classroom Observation Form



Web Sites:


ASHA (American Speech Language and Hearing Associaiton) - Augmentative and Alternative Communication page


Augmentative and Alternative Communication - University of Washington


AAC Institute - A worldwide resource for:

* People with severe communication disorders or who cannot speak, their families and friends

* Professionals and Educators

* Researchers, Developers and Manufacturers

* Funding and other Parties


Communication Facts: Special Populations: Augmentative and Alternative Communication - 2008 Edition - http://www.asha.org/research/reports/aac.htm




101 Ways to Use a Sequential Message AAC Device to Access the Curriculum : : Spectronics - Inclusive Learning Technologies http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/101-ways-to-use-a-sequential-message-aac-device-to-access-the-curriculum-3


Literacy Instruction for Individuals with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrone and Other Disabilities by Janice Light and David McNaughton

This website provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to learners with special needs, especially learners with complex communication needs

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Developmental apraxia
  • Multiple disabilities.

The website provides information on:

  • What skills to teach
  • How to teach these skills
  • Videotaped examples of instruction with learners with special needs.



AAC-RERC - The AAC-RERC is a collaborative research group dedicated to the development of effective AAC technology. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) refers to ways (other than speech) that are used to send a message from one person to another.


Simplified Technology - by Linda Burkhart


YAAK - Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK)


Comparison Chart from Enabling Devices

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