Introductory Remarks by the Guest Editor Early on in development, language and communication provide the foundation for social and emotional development and later educational achievement. Without language, children are virtually isolated from the world around them. For children who do not speak, augmentative and alternative communication ( AAC) is an essential tool if receptive and ... Editorial
Editorial  |   November 01, 1997
Introductory Remarks by the Guest Editor
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  • Mary Ann Romski
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Editorial
Editorial   |   November 01, 1997
Introductory Remarks by the Guest Editor
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, November 1997, Vol. 6, 2. doi:10.1044/aac6.4.2
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, November 1997, Vol. 6, 2. doi:10.1044/aac6.4.2
Early on in development, language and communication provide the foundation for social and emotional development and later educational achievement. Without language, children are virtually isolated from the world around them. For children who do not speak, augmentative and alternative communication ( AAC) is an essential tool if receptive and expressive language are to develop. In this issue of Division 12’s newsletter, we focus on language development and AAC. We have included articles that sample a broad range of issues in AAC and language development.
In the first article, Beth Mineo Mollica provides a discussion of representation as it relates to the choice of visual-graphic symbols used to depict vocabulary on AAC displays. She presents some dimensions of visual-graphic symbols that may influence early AAC vocabulary development.
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