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.

Professor James Law
Dr Anna van der Gaag
Professor Bill Hardcastle et al
Scottish Executive Social Research