From the Coordinator Welcome to final issue Special Interest Group 12, School-Based Issues, of 2014. We welcome and thank our authors for this issue of Perspectives focusing on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and Early Communication. Cynthia Cress begins the discussion with “Early Differences in Pre-Intentional Communication Patterns between Children with Typical ... Coordinator's Column
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SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2014, Vol. 23, 165. doi:10.1044/aac23.4.165
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2014, Vol. 23, 165. doi:10.1044/aac23.4.165
Welcome to final issue Special Interest Group 12, School-Based Issues, of 2014.
We welcome and thank our authors for this issue of Perspectives focusing on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and Early Communication. Cynthia Cress begins the discussion with “Early Differences in Pre-Intentional Communication Patterns between Children with Typical Development and Children with Complex Communication Needs.” At a young age, children with CCN show divergence from expected interactive behaviors seen in typically developing children, even for pre-intentional communicators. Cress suggests that identifying areas of strengths will provide areas of needed intervention.
“Promoting Academic Achievement for Early Communicators of All Ages,” by Lori Geist, Penny Hatch, and Karen Erickson, highlights the importance of SLPs supporting the development of intentional and symbolic forms of communication that promote meaningful interactions with partners. The authors stress the importance of the SLP contributing to the multidisciplinary school teams to assist with setting expectations for all students to communicate effectively.
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