Picture-book reading as an intervention to teach the use of line drawings for communication with students with severe intellectual disabilities

Jennifer Stephenson*

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Abstract

Picture-book reading provides an effective intervention context for young children learning spoken language and may also be appropriate for teaching the use of augmentative and alternative communication to children with severe intellectual disabilities. This study reports on a group intervention using a semiscripted book reading routine implemented by a teacher in a classroom for students with severe intellectual disabilities. Student use of line drawings was observed over the course of the intervention. Students' abilities to match words, line drawings, book illustrations, and real objects were assessed weekly. There were differences between baseline and intervention performances for all students, and these differences were particularly noticeable for one student.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-214
Number of pages13
JournalAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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