Functional Communication: Analyzing the Nonlinguistic Skills by Maureen Green, Leslie Cobb (auth.), Les Sternberg (eds.)

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By Maureen Green, Leslie Cobb (auth.), Les Sternberg (eds.)

DEVELOPMENT OF NON-LINGUISTIC verbal exchange talents, which provides the result of learn finished during the joint sponsorship of the SonomaDevelopment middle (SDS) and the varsity of schooling of Florida Atlantic collage (FAU), examines the improvement of prelanguage and nonlingu- istic abilities in people with a variety of varieties and levels of developmental disabilities. using the dichotomies that could exist betweencommunication and language, the booklet explores verbal exchange talents instead of formal language structures acquisition.

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It was also observed that the subjects began to self-initiate the use of these symbols to request items. Like the previously cited research, this study demonstrates that intentionality is crucial in the 2. Research 25 acquisition of lexical items. A second important point that this study illustrates is the need for sensitivity to subject factors, such as existing cognitive abilities, as suggested by Bryen and Joyce (1985). The one individual who did not learn the symbols had also shown difficulty in visual discrimination ability during the pretesting situation.

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