Language Modeling as an Efficacious Early Language Intervention Approach With Young Children Demonstrating Complex Communication Needs This article highlights evidence supporting the efficacy of adult language modeling and child imitation, including use of aided AAC modeling, during language intervention with young children demonstrating complex communication needs. First, four evidence-based language intervention approaches that incorporate adult language modeling and child imitation with young children demonstrating language delays ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2009
Language Modeling as an Efficacious Early Language Intervention Approach With Young Children Demonstrating Complex Communication Needs
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Patti Solomon-Rice
    San Francisco State University/University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Gloria Soto
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Language Disorders / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2009
Language Modeling as an Efficacious Early Language Intervention Approach With Young Children Demonstrating Complex Communication Needs
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2009, Vol. 18, 21-27. doi:10.1044/aac18.1.21
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2009, Vol. 18, 21-27. doi:10.1044/aac18.1.21
Abstract

This article highlights evidence supporting the efficacy of adult language modeling and child imitation, including use of aided AAC modeling, during language intervention with young children demonstrating complex communication needs. First, four evidence-based language intervention approaches that incorporate adult language modeling and child imitation with young children demonstrating language delays are described. Second, two additional evidence-based language intervention approaches that incorporate aided AAC modeling during communication partner training, and direct clinical intervention with young children using aided AAC are further discussed. The article concludes with suggestions for strategies to use during language intervention with young children who use aided AAC.

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