Communication support needs: a review of the literature

Review that aims to identify literature which illuminates the experiences of people with communication support needs; to identify the barriers that people with communication support needs experience in society and ways in which it is possible to overcome these barriers; to identify gaps in the available literature; and to make specific recommendations for a programme of research addressing issues arising out of the literature.

It is based on a systematic review of the literature carried out using electronic databases, a search of relevant websites and information provided by people working with people with communication support needs (practitioners, academics and members of the voluntary sector.