Semin Speech Lang 2008; 29(2): 133-145
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1079127
© Thieme Medical Publishers

The Effect of Shared Book Reading on the Acquisition of Expressive Vocabulary of a 7 Year Old Who Uses AAC

Gloria Soto1 , Elena Dukhovny1 , 2
  • 1Department of Special Education and Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
  • 2Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Weitere Informationen

Publikationsverlauf

Publikationsdatum:
21. Juli 2008 (online)

ABSTRACT

Children who have poor expressive vocabularies are at risk of further language delays and reading comprehension difficulties, which will significantly impact their educational achievement. The role of shared book reading in supporting vocabulary growth continues to receive empirical attention in the field of communication disorders. This single-subject study analyzes the effect of an intervention program based on shared book reading in a girl with no functional speech who used augmentative and alternative communication. The study included three literacy activities, a prereading activity to stimulate the girl's prior knowledge about the topic, a shared reading activity, and a postreading activity to assess and support language comprehension. Our findings suggest that the activities and elicitation techniques used by the clinician had a positive effect on the participant's expressive vocabulary.

REFERENCES

Gloria Soto, Ph.D. 

Department of Special Education and Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA

eMail: gsoto@sfsu.edu