Additional Resources

For additional information on early intervention:

 Emma signs the word, "duck."

 EM learns the sign for "duck"

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Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Drager, K., Light, J., & McNaughton, D. (2011). Effects of AAC interventions on communication and language for young children with complex communication needs. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 3, 303-310.

  • Light, J. & Drager, K. (2010, November). Effects of early AAC intervention for children with Down syndrome. Miniseminar presented at the Annual Conference of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Drager, K. & Light, J. (2010). A comparison of the performance of 5-year-old children using iconic encoding in AAC systems with and without iconic prediction. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 26, 12-20.  [Full Text]

  • Costigan, F.A. & Light, J. (2010). The effect of seated position on upper extremity access to augmentative communication for children with cerebral palsy: Preliminary investigation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64, 596-604.

  • Drager, K., Light, J., Devlin, C., Millsop, C., & Offitto, J. (2009). Adults With developmental disabilities who require AAC: Improving social interaction. American Speech and Hearing Association.

  • Drager, K.D.R., Light, J.C., & Finke, E.H. (2008). Using AAC technologies to build social interaction with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In P. Mirenda, & T. Iacono (Eds.) Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.
  • Light, J., & Drager, K. (2007). AAC technologies for young children with complex communication needs: State of the science and future research directions. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23, 204–216. [Full Text]


Last Updated: August 31, 2012