Purpose: To review current research on the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for prompting literacy in children with special educational needs. Method: Research studies relevant to emergent literacy and AAC use are reviewed. Studies focused on acquisition of literacy across various populations of children with special needs are reviewed. Results: Existing literature suggests that AAC may provide strategies and systems to compensate for impairments and disabilities of individuals with severe communication disorders. Conclusion: AAC may support literacy learning in children with special educational needs.
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