Communicative Competence in AAC

October 16, 2013 by - 5 Comments

Communicative Competence in AAC
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One of the most widely shared concepts in AAC is the notion of communicative competence. In this hallmark article, published over 20 years ago, Dr. Janice Light started the dialogue by suggesting that there are four domains to competence in AAC: linguistic competence, strategic competence, social competence, and operational competence. The dialogue continues, but you can read the original article here. Thanks to ISAAC  for making this free to all.

Edited: You can also get it here.


Light, J.C. (1989). Toward a definition of communicative competence for individuals using augmentative and alternative communication systems. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 5,4, 137-144.

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