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||Logan, K., Iacono, T., & Trembath, D. (2017). A systematic review of research into aided AAC to increase social-communication functions in children with autism spectrum disorder. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 33(1), 51-64.
||Assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication, autism, children, communication devices, communication skills, developmental disabilities, literature reviews, social skills
||This systematic review examined the evidence on the effectiveness of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions in supporting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to produce a range of communicative functions beyond requesting objects. The study also determined the extent to which these interventions have been evaluated beyond immediate effectiveness to address maintenance, generalization, and social validity. A systematic search and application of inclusion criteria yielded 30 interventions that focused on communication functions beyond object requests. In many of the studies, flaws detracted from the certainty of evidence, and maintenance, generalization, and/or social validity were not addressed. Further research is needed to evaluate the extent to which AAC interventions can support children with ASD to communicate using a variety of communication functions, as well as to demonstrate sustained, transferable, and meaningful change.
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