Issues in Language Sample Collection and Analysis With Children Using AAC Language sample analysis is considered one of the best methods of evaluating expressive language production in speaking children. However, the practice of language sample collection and analysis is complicated for speech-language pathologists working with children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. This article identifies six issues regarding use ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2014
Issues in Language Sample Collection and Analysis With Children Using AAC
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Article   |   April 01, 2014
Issues in Language Sample Collection and Analysis With Children Using AAC
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2014, Vol. 23, 65-74. doi:10.1044/aac23.2.65
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2014, Vol. 23, 65-74. doi:10.1044/aac23.2.65

Language sample analysis is considered one of the best methods of evaluating expressive language production in speaking children. However, the practice of language sample collection and analysis is complicated for speech-language pathologists working with children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. This article identifies six issues regarding use of language sample collection and analysis in clinical practice with children who use AAC devices. The purpose of this article is to encourage speech-language pathologists practicing in the area of AAC to utilize language sample collection and analysis as part of ongoing AAC assessment.

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