Enhancing socially adaptive communicative repairs of beginning communicators with disabilities.

@article{Halle2004EnhancingSA,
  title={Enhancing socially adaptive communicative repairs of beginning communicators with disabilities.},
  author={Jim Halle and Nancy C. Brady and Erik Drasgow},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={43-54}
}
Young children with significant disability often have limited communicative repertoires. The means they have available to communicate with others might include natural gesturing, vocalizing, and occasionally challenging behavior. These forms frequently are unconventional, ambiguous, and idiosyncratic and are therefore difficult for partners to understand. As a result of these compromised repertoires, communication breakdowns are the rule rather than the exception and the children's capacity to… CONTINUE READING

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