- Lindsey Paden Cargill (Helping Hands Center for Special Needs – USA)
The processes of natural spoken language development and its precursors (e.g., cause and effect) are mirrored in the development of language using an AAC device.
Theory and video examples of natural spoken language development and their corresponding processes in the development of language and pre-language skills were examined and compared.
The processes of natural spoken language development are able to be replicated in language development using an AAC device with a robust single word vocabulary with consistent, unique icon locations and auditory feedback.
When making clinical decisions about device settings, vocabulary and teaching techniques for a beginning AAC user, guidance can be found in the natural language learning processes.
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