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The Makaton Vocabulary--Uses and Effectiveness.

@inproceedings{Walker1987TheMV,
  title={The Makaton Vocabulary--Uses and Effectiveness.},
  author={Margaret Walker},
  year={1987}
}
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Reasons reported by these authors for choosing signs/words included: ease of signing production and demonstration; importance of the sign/word to the child; guessability of signs; potential for eventual combinations to convey meaning. Expand
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