Participation of children with CCN (short summary)

The authors of this study distributed a survey to parents of children with complex communication needs that evaluated the intelligibility of the children's speech, the perceived usefulness of their communication aid and their frequency of participation in recreational, social and self-improvement activities. Younger children were reported to have experienced greater levels of participation than older children, especially in recreational activities. For younger children, those with some speech participated more than those with no speech in recreational and social activities. It is important to remember that the quality of children's interactions, which was not evaluated in this study, is also valuable.

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