Worth Repeating: Let's Give Kids Who Don't Speak Tools to Succeed
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How many words would the average, middle-class three-year-old child hear spoken to her in the course of a year?
“About 6 million,” said Pat Mirenda, an expert on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) who referenced a related study during a keynote talk at the Bloorview Research Institute’s Pursuit Awards yesterday.
Pat said we could expect a deaf child of deaf parents to watch about the same number of signs over a year.
But what about kids who can’t speak or sign and use a voice device or pictures to communicate? How often would a young child see these symbols used around them in a year?
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