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Why We Love Aided Language Input

February 11, 2012 by - 2 Comments

Why We Love Aided Language Input

The concept of Aided Language Input is simple: Speak AAC to the learner. If you were teaching her French, youโ€™d speak to her in French. No one would dispute that hearing the new language is an essential prerequisite to learning it. Itโ€™s the same in AAC. If we want our folks to learn to express themselves with AAC, they have to have a lot of expose to people speaking AAC. – Here are the top reasons we are such strong advocates of this as an intervention strategy. – 1. It has a strong research base, thanks to studies by Kathryn Drager, Cathy Binger and Janice Light, Jennifer Kent-Walsh, Shakila Dada, and others. – 2. It is the fastest way for a clinician, teacher, or parents to get familiar with the language in the AAC device. If we donโ€™t know what words are in there and where they are located, can... [Read More...]

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