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Effects of AAC intervention on the communicative function of children with disabilities at perlocutionary stage

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This poster will present findings of a study designed to investigate the effects of the AAC intervention on the communicative functions of children with severe and multiple disabilities at the perlocutionary stage. Communication and Language development can be conceptualized as a three-stage process, involving movement from perlocutionary communication to illocutionary communication to locutionary message used intentionally to communicate. This study is relation to the possibilities of AAC intervention about change of communication stage of children with severe and multiple disabilities. The participants of this study were 3 children using nonsymbolic expression modes with severe and multiple disabilities at the perlocutionary stage. The study design was the multiple prove baseline design across subjects. The intervention program was composed of the most-to least prompt system and play activities using sense of touch, auditory sense and kinesthetic sense. Implications with regards to importance of AAC on the movement from perlocutionary stage to illocutionary communication to locutionary message and AAC intervention will be discussed

Author(s):

Kyung-Im Han    
Changwan National University
Korea (Republic of)

Byeol-Nim Kim    
Seapulip daycare center for children with disabilities
Korea (Republic of)

 

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