Meet Me More Than Half Way: Emotional Competence in Conversation Using AAC Typically developing children learn about emotion through interactions with parents, caretakers, and peers. Children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) have a difficult time talking about emotions. This article discusses the importance of emotional competence in interaction and to challenge those of us who work with children who use ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2009
Meet Me More Than Half Way: Emotional Competence in Conversation Using AAC
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bonnie Brinton
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Martin Fujiki
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Normal Language Processing / Language Disorders / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2009
Meet Me More Than Half Way: Emotional Competence in Conversation Using AAC
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2009, Vol. 18, 73-77. doi:10.1044/aac18.3.73
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2009, Vol. 18, 73-77. doi:10.1044/aac18.3.73
Abstract

Typically developing children learn about emotion through interactions with parents, caretakers, and peers. Children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) have a difficult time talking about emotions. This article discusses the importance of emotional competence in interaction and to challenge those of us who work with children who use AAC to consider the emotional aspects of communication when designing and implementing interventions.

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