Communication Interventions for Minimally Verbal Children With Autism: A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial

This 2014 research addresses the question of whether Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices improve expressive language (specifically speech) in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. From the conclusion section: "Minimally verbal school-aged children can make significant and rapid gains in spoken spontaneous language with a novel, blended intervention that focuses on joint engagement and play skills and incorporates an SGD."

Link: Communication Interventions for Minimally Verbal Children With Autism: A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial

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