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Vocabulary selection for Australian children who use augmentative and alternative communication

Trembath, D., Balandin, S., Togher, L.,

Academic Literature

2007

The aim of this study was to identify the words most frequently and commonly used by typically developing Australian preschool‐aged children, in order to inform the selection of vocabulary for their classmates who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Communication samples were collected from 6 typically developing children during regular preschool activities. The children used a small core vocabulary comprising frequently and commonly used words, together with large and highly individualised fringe vocabularies. The results are consistent with the findings of previous studies, and highlight the importance of providing both core and fringe vocabulary to preschool‐aged children who use AAC.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Education, Transport and communication

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