Communication supports in pediatric rehabilitation

David Beukelman, Paula Ray

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This article introduces the roles of parents and rehabilitation professionals in the provision of communication supports for children who cannot meet their communication needs through natural speech alone, also referred to as individuals with complex communication needs (CCN). The authors present a personnel framework, introduce intervention models of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services, and address issues parents face in preparing to provide communication supports to children with CCN using AAC and assistive technology (AT).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-288
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2010


  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • children
  • pediatrics
  • rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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