Enhanced Milieu Teaching: Incorporating AAC Into Naturalistic Teaching With Young Children and Their Partners Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) is an evidence-based naturalistic intervention strategy that teaches functional communication and language skills in everyday interactions with partners. In this manuscript, we describe the key communication support strategies used in EMT and how individuals can use these strategies with augmentative and alternative communication systems. We also ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2013
Enhanced Milieu Teaching: Incorporating AAC Into Naturalistic Teaching With Young Children and Their Partners
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  • Ann Kaiser
    Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Courtney Wright
    Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication
Article   |   April 01, 2013
Enhanced Milieu Teaching: Incorporating AAC Into Naturalistic Teaching With Young Children and Their Partners
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2013, Vol. 22, 37-50. doi:10.1044/aac22.1.37
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2013, Vol. 22, 37-50. doi:10.1044/aac22.1.37

Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) is an evidence-based naturalistic intervention strategy that teaches functional communication and language skills in everyday interactions with partners. In this manuscript, we describe the key communication support strategies used in EMT and how individuals can use these strategies with augmentative and alternative communication systems. We also present strategies for teaching partners to use EMT with AAC in interactions with young children.

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