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MS in Literacy Education
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of augmentative and alternate forms of communication such as Picture Exchange Communication Services (PECS), assistive technology and Sign Language have on students with complex communication needs. Data collection consisted of observations, interviews, analysis of past speech and language reports on an individual student. Findings were the following: positive impacts of augmentative and alternate forms of communication, negative impacts and consistency among adults with expectations for students. The results indicated that augmentative and alternate forms of communication allow students the ability to communicate by giving them a tool to express themselves. It is extremely important to incorporate a variety of alternative forms of communication when teaching students with complex communication needs.
Teddy, Christine, "Complex Communication Needs Augmentative and Alternate Forms of Communication" (2010). Education Masters. Paper 40.
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