Language Acquisition Theory and AAC Intervention This article presents a reflection on the relationship between language acquisition theories and augmentative and alternative (AAC) intervention, particularly related to grammar. Aspects of the language-learning situation for children needing AAC and of production of language using an AAC system that may pose challenges for acquisition of grammar are discussed. ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2008
Language Acquisition Theory and AAC Intervention
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  • Ann Sutton
    École d'orthophonie et d'audiologie, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal
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Article   |   June 01, 2008
Language Acquisition Theory and AAC Intervention
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2008, Vol. 17, 56-61. doi:10.1044/aac17.2.56
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2008, Vol. 17, 56-61. doi:10.1044/aac17.2.56
Abstract

This article presents a reflection on the relationship between language acquisition theories and augmentative and alternative (AAC) intervention, particularly related to grammar. Aspects of the language-learning situation for children needing AAC and of production of language using an AAC system that may pose challenges for acquisition of grammar are discussed. The implications for AAC intervention that can be drawn from several language acquisition theories are explored. It is suggested that establishing clearer or more overt links between theories and intervention is important in order to make underlying assumptions more explicit and to be aware of the theoretical underpinnings of AAC intervention.

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