The Semantic Organization Patterns of Young Children: Implications for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  title={The Semantic Organization Patterns of Young Children: Implications for Augmentative and Alternative Communication},
  author={Karen A. Fallon and Janice Light and Amy Achenbach},
  journal={Augmentative and Alternative Communication},
  pages={74 - 85}
The successful use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems by young children rests on the child's ability to efficiently and accurately locate desired vocabulary. Typically, young children's vocabulary items are organized on communication boards or computer displays according to what seems logical to speech-language pathologists, teachers, and parents. It remains unclear, however, whether adult-generated vocabulary arrangements truly reflect the cognitive organization of… Expand
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