ERIC Number: EJ637290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Supporting Communication of Girls with Rett Syndrome and Their Mothers in Storybook Reading.
Koppenhaver, David A.; Erickson, Karen A.; Skotko, Brian G.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v48 n4 p395-410 Dec 2001
In this study, mother-child storybook reading was explored as a context within which to support early symbolic communication of four girls (ages 3-7) with Rett syndrome. Access to communication symbols, assistive technologies, and parent training consistently enhanced children's frequency of labeling/commenting and appropriate symbolic communication. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Skills, Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Mental Retardation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Pictorial Stimuli, Preschool Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Story Reading, Young Children
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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