Assistive Technology and Communication and Literacy Development of Young Children with Disabilities

The Center for
Early Literacy Learning (CELL) has published this new meta-analysis,
which included 36 studies of 687 children
with disabilities or delays. The study focused on effectiveness of
different types of assistive technology (AT) for promoting the early
communication and literacy abilities of young children 30 to 87 months
of age. The children used different types of speech
generative devices (e.g., VOCA, CheapTalk, MINISPEAK) and various types
of computer software and devices (e.g., computer-based instruction,
adapted keyboards). Results showed that both types of AT promoted the
children’s communication and literacy-related