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An Introduction to the Use of AAC for Children with Complex Communication Needs

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Kathy Drager, Janice LIght, David McNaughton
Penn State University


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Webcast Description

This introductory level webcast on "AAC and Children" (20 minutes) by Kathy Drager, Janice Light, and David McNaughton (Penn State University) is designed as an introduction to the use of AAC. It focuses on ways to provide communication opportunities, model the use of AAC, pause, respond to the child, and most of all, to have fun!

The production of this webcast was funded by U.S. Department of Education grant H325K080333

Additional Resources

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AAC and Early Intervention Website

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


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