Approximately 1.3% of all individuals have such significant communication disabilities that they can not rely on their natural speech to meet their daily communication needs (Beukelman & Mirenda, 2005).
The use of AAC allows students with significant communication disabilities to communicate and maintain relationships with people in their everyday environments.
Potential AAC users:
Unaided versus Aided communication systems:
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