The Evidence Base

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This page will give you access to abstracts from some of the research being published to support the use of AAC and best practices for implementation.  Let us know when you find studies that can increase our knowledge of how to use and teach AAC.  When possible, we will provide links to full articles.

Note:  This list is not yet organized by either date or APA format!

1. The Impact of Aided Language Stimulation on Symbol Comprehension and Production in Children With Moderate Cognitive Disabilities
Michael D. Harris, PhD and Joe Reichle
2. A Meta-Analysis of Single Case Research Studies on Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Jennifer B. Ganz Theresa L. Earles-Vollrath Amy K. Heath Richard I. Parker Mandy J. Rispoli Jaime Duran Texas A&M University
3. Using Voice Output Devices to Increase Initiations of Young Children With Disabilities 

4. Effects of a Least-to-Most Prompting Procedure on Multisymbol Message Production in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

5. The effect of aided AAC modeling on the expression of multi-symbol messages by preschoolers who use AAC Cathy Binger & Janice Light
6. A Back Door Approach to Autism and AAC Pat Mirenda

Kathryn Helland

Kathryn is a certified speech-language pathologist and works with children and adults with complex communication needs. She has been with the TechOWL team since 2015 and is currently working on her doctorate. She would like to examine how to best support AAC users in higher education.

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