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Speech - Spencer Pointe

AAC and Speech

Blischak, D.M., Lombardino, L.J., & Dyson, A.T. (2003). Use of the speech-generating devices: In support of natural speech. AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 19, 29-35.

Light, J., & Drager, K. (2007). AAC Technologies for young children with complex communication needs: State of science and future research direction. AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 23, 204-216.

Millar, Light, and Schossler, (2006). Impact of AAC Intervention on the Speech Production of Individuals with Developmental Disability. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research Vol. 49 248-264 April 2006. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2006/021).

Romski, M., & Sevcik, R. (2005). Augmentative Communication and early intervention: Myths and realities. Infants and Young Children, 18, 174-185.

Schlosser, R., & Wendt, O., (2008). Effects of augmentative and alternative communication intervention on speech production in children with autism: A systematic review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 17, 212-230. 


Aided Language Stimulation

Binger, C., & Light, J. (2007).  The effect of aided AAC modeling on the expression of multi-       symbol messages by preschoolers who use AAC.  Augmentative and Alternative             Communication, 23, 30-43.

Dada, S., & Alant, E. (2009). The effect of aided language stimulation on vocabulary acquisition in children with little or no functional speech. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 50-64.

Drager, K.D.R. (2009). Aided modeling interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders who require AAC. Perspectives on Alternative and Augmentative Communication, 114-120.

›Goossens', C., Crain, S., & Elder, P. (1992). Engineering the preschool environment for interactive, symbolic communication. Birmingham, AL: Southeast Augmentative Communication Conference Publications.

Harris, M.D., & Reichle, J. (2004). The impact of aided language stimulation on symbol comprehension and production in children with moderate cognitive disabilities. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13, 155-167.

Romski, M.A., & Sevcik, R.A. (1993b). Language learning through augmented means: The process and its product. In A.P. Kaiser & D.B. Gray (Eds.), Communication and language intervention series: Vol. 2. Enhancing children’s communication: Research foundations for intervention (pp. 85-104). Baltimore: Brookes.

Romski, M.A., & Sevcik, R.A. (1996). Breaking the speech barrier: Language development through augmented means. Baltimore: Brookes.

Good Reads

Carly's Voice by Arthur Fleischmann

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

My Left Foot by Christy Brown

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper