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Communication Partner Interventions for Children Who Use AAC: Storybook Reading Across Culture and Language

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Communication Partner Interventions for Children Who Use AAC: Storybook Reading Across Culture and Language

Kent-Walsh, J. & Rosa-Lugo, L. (2006, February 28). The ASHA Leader.

Communication is a dynamic and transactional process, in which conversation partners influence each other through the course of exchange. Yet, as speech-language pathologists, we design interventions directly targeting the communication competence skills of children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and often overlook the fact that research suggests optimum communication exchanges depend both on the communication skills of children who use AAC and on those of their communication partners. Even if we inform communication partners of what they should do when interacting with a child using AAC, we may not provide interventions to effectively target the communication skills of communication partners

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