A critically appraised topic (CAT) is one form of rapid review that can be particularly useful for informing practice. The purpose of this CAT was twofold: to determine (a) the impact of aided augmentative and alternative communication interventions on speech and graphic symbol comprehension in children, aged birth-18 years with neurodevelopmental disabilities and (b) whether there are any potential learner characteristics that serve as moderators or mediators regarding intervention outcomes. In addition to the methodology, the authors present and discuss the findings of this CAT. The authors propose an update to this CAT in January 2022.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported in part by grant [#2-T73MC12835-03-00] from the Maternal & Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded to the University of Minnesota.
- aided language stimulation
- Augmentative and alternative communication