Resources to Support the Complex Communication Needs (CCN) Population
Complex Communication Needs (CCN)
Children and youth with complex communication needs (CCN) benefit from assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication to support communication and language development. Students who have complex communication needs are unable to communicate effectively using speech alone. They and their communication partners may benefit from using alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) methods, either temporarily or permanently.
AAC systems of communication do not rely on speech. Children and youth who require AAC may have some speech but not enough to meet their daily needs. AAC systems may be used to augment existing communication skills or provide an alternative to speech.
These resources are intended to provide professional learning for professionals working with children and youth in the complex communication needs population.
Communication Bill of Rights – Reboot!
Archived webinar with Amy Goldman from April 20, 2017.