Early Literacy Activities and Language Learning Opportunities for Children Who Use AAC For children who are developing language typically, early literacy experiences, such as storybook readings, can provide language learning opportunities. For example, Whitehurst and colleagues (1988)  reported that, when parents of young children with normal language development were given directions to engage their children in interactive book reading activities, language scores ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2001
Early Literacy Activities and Language Learning Opportunities for Children Who Use AAC
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  • Lisa A. Wood
    Southwest Missouri State University Springfield, MO
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Article   |   June 01, 2001
Early Literacy Activities and Language Learning Opportunities for Children Who Use AAC
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2001, Vol. 10, 10-11. doi:10.1044/aac10.2.10
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2001, Vol. 10, 10-11. doi:10.1044/aac10.2.10
For children who are developing language typically, early literacy experiences, such as storybook readings, can provide language learning opportunities. For example, Whitehurst and colleagues (1988)  reported that, when parents of young children with normal language development were given directions to engage their children in interactive book reading activities, language scores increased compared to a control group where parents were not given these directions regarding reading. In the past decade, information has also been provided regarding early literacy experiences and children with a variety of developmental disabilities (Katims, 1991; Koppenhaver, Coleman, Kalman, & Yoder, 1991) including children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) (Light & Kelford Smith, 1993).
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