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The Oral Core Vocabulary of Typically Developing English-Speaking School-Aged Children: Implications for AAC Practice (short summary)

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Researchers investigated the vocabulary used by typically developing children aged 7 to 14 years in school lessons and activities. The participants included native English speakers and children who spoke English as a second language (ESL).

They found that a small core vocabulary of 100 to 200 words accounted for 75-85% of the vocabulary used for both native English and ESL speakers with great overlap in the most commonly used words in both groups.

Their findings supported other researchers' findings that a large proportion of total words used by most people is made up of a small set of words.

The implications of these findings for the selection of vocabulary provided on augmentative and alternative communication systems is discussed.


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Added to site May 2015


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