Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Larson, Susan


This literature review explored Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with students who are not effective verbal communicators. AAC provides a means of communication for individuals who have disorders that impact communication. AAC is used in the form of low or high-tech device options to assist users in conveying messages to their communication partners. The focus of this review considers students with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities in the special education and general education classrooms and investigates teacher understanding of AAC, intervention options, and how AAC can be successfully implemented in classroom settings.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis