Grammatical Issues in Graphic Symbol CommunicationBy Sutton, Ann; Soto, Gloria; Blockberger, Susan; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 192-204
Publication Date: September 2002
Article discusses concepts and issues surrounding the study of comprehension, production, and acquisition of syntax and structure by children who utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. The use of graphic symbol systems by children with communication disabilities yields considerable challenges to the process of language acquisition. Producing utterances with graphic symbols can place constraints of the types of utterances used, but the nature of the relationship between spoken and graphic symbol utterance structures is not clear. The use of graphic symbols for the production of utterances can also influence comprehension and acquisition, as AAC language data could provide useful insight into these issues. Implications for further research are discussed.
Published by: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) (Website:http://www.isaac-online.org)