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The effect of shared book reading on the acquisition of expressive vocabulary of a 7 year old who uses AAC

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TitleThe effect of shared book reading on the acquisition of expressive vocabulary of a 7 year old who uses AAC
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractChildren who have poor expressive vocabularies are at risk of further language delays and reading comprehension difficulties, which will significantly impact their educational achievement. The role of shared book reading in supporting vocabulary growth continues to receive empirical attention in the field of communication disorders. This single-subject study analyzes the effect of an intervention program based on shared book reading in a girl with no functional speech who used augmentative and alternative communication. The study included three literacy activities, a prereading activity to stimulate the girl's prior knowledge about the topic, a shared reading activity, and a postreading activity to assess and support language comprehension. Our findings suggest that the activities and elicitation techniques used by the clinician had a positive effect on the participant's expressive vocabulary.
AuthorsSoto, G., and Dukhovny E.
Year of Publication2008
PublicationSeminars in Speech and Language
Volume29
Issue2
Pages133-145
ISSN0734-0478 (print); 1098-9056 (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18645915
Keywords (MeSH)articulation disorders, child, communication aids for disabled, communication methods, comprehension, education, language development disorders, reading, vocabulary
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