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Author Romski, Mary Ann, 1952-

Title Breaking the speech barrier : language development through augmented means / Mary Ann Romski, Rose A. Sevcik
Published Baltimore : P.H. Brookes Pub. Co., [1996]


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Description xvi, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / James McLean -- Foreword / Richard L. Schiefelbusch -- Ch. 1. Developing Language Through Augmented Means -- Ch. 2. The Foundations for Our Project -- Ch. 3. Launching the Study: Research Aims, Participants, and Research Design -- Ch. 4. The System for Augmenting Language -- Ch. 5. Language and Communication Achievements: Communicative Use of the System for Augmenting Language -- Ch. 6. Language and Communicative Achievements: Vocabulary Mastery and Resulting Gains -- Ch. 7. Integrating Achievements and Outcomes: Access to the World Through the SAL -- Ch. 8. Translating Research to Practice: Project FACTT -- Ch. 9. Towards a New Generation of Study
Summary In engaging, storytelling style, speech-language pathologist Romski and psychologist Sevcik describe how they carried their research from language lab to school and in the process changed the lives of the youth to whom they brought the SAL. A replicable system that fosters naturalistic exchanges between communicative partners using electronic speech-output devices, the SAL extends the power of communication to children otherwise locked out of the world around them. With a new level of vocabulary mastery, students enjoy not only enhanced communicative skills but also higher judgments of competence from both familiar and unfamiliar observers. One award-winning SAL application, Project FACTT (Facilitating Augmentative Communication Through Technology) provides innovative augmentative communication services to school-age children with severe disabilities and is described in detail
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children with mental disabilities -- Education -- Language arts -- Longitudinal studies
Children with mental disabilities -- Education.
Children with mental disabilities -- Language -- Longitudinal studies.
Language acquisition -- Longitudinal studies.
Language arts.
Author Sevcik, Rose A.
LC no. 96005896
ISBN 1557662525
1557663904 (paperback)