Early Intervention, AAC, and Transition to School for Young Children with Significant Spoken Communication Disorders and Their Families
21 July 2008 (online)
This article presents an overview of the integration of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies into very early language intervention. Included is a brief discussion of the myths that exist about using AAC with very young children and the evidence against these myths. It also examines the transition to school for children who will use AAC. This examination includes issues that must be considered for a child's transition to school using AAC to be successful.
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) - early intervention - speech generating devices - school transition
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Rose A Sevcik
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA