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ERIC Number: EJ901997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Using Assistive Technology to Foster Speech and Language Skills at Home and in Preschool
Skau, Lauren; Cascella, Paul W.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v38 n6 p12-17 Jul-Aug 2006
Many young children have speech or language disorders or delays that require the coordinated services of a preschool intervention team. Young children with delayed talking skills benefit when their parents and their preschool teachers collaborate to include assistive technology in home and preschool routines. Assistive technology for communication includes sign language, picture communication boards, adapted books, and low-tech or high-tech voice output communication devices that parents and preschool teachers can use to foster speech and language development in young children. This article highlights easy-to-use assistive technology strategies and tools that the authors have successfully adapted for family and preschool routines to encourage communication. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A