The use of augmentative and alternative communication methods with infants and toddlers with disabilities: a research review
Review of studies between 1982 and 2007 of children aged 0-3 years in order to determine evidence base for AAC use with infants and toddlers with disabilities. All children had significant communication delays and developmental disabilities.
Implications: AAC methods can be used effectively with 0-3 year age group. Various types of systems can be successfully used: unaided, non-electronic aided, and electronic technologies. Evidence of importance of consistent response of caregivers, regardless of method.