Teaching Sound Letter Correspondence and Consonant-Vowel-Consonant Combinations to Young Children who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (short summary)

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The authors wanted to examine the effectiveness of an intervention strategy to teach sound-letter correspondence and the spelling of consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) combinations to young children who use AAC in a mainstream classroom by arranging the environment to create learning opportunities, providing adaptations to support the participation of AAC users and using specific instructional strategies.

Both children who took part in the study showed, and maintained, a significantly increased ability to match sounds to letters and to spell CVC words they had been taught and some to novel words too.

Preschool staff were found to have positive responses to the intervention and felt that the strategies could be used within the classroom for non-AAC users too. Most staff said they would be likely to continue using the strategies after the end of the study.

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