Best Evidence Statement (BESt). Aided Language Stimulation Leading to Functional Communication Gains in Children Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (2018).

Cincinnati (OH): Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, (BESt 211), 1-15.

This is an evidence-based guideline of clinical recommendations on the use of aided language stimulation for supporting augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) use by children who are non-verbal.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

"It is recommended that aided language stimulation and related aided language modeling strategies be used to support the learning of functional communication skills and use of speech generating device systems with children in the language acquisition stage of development who have limited to no verbal communication" (Moderate Level of Evidence, Moderate Recommendation; p. 2).