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The silent partner?

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The silent partner? Language, Interaction and Aided Communication

Martine Smith & Janice Murray (Eds)

This book examines how communication aids are used in real interaction contexts by pulling together findings from a wide range of research focused on children with typical development, children with significant speech and physical impairments, and adults with acquired neurological disabilities.

Across the chapters, the spotlight is on how the presence of a communication device impacts on interactions, and how different groups adapt their language and interaction style to accommodate aided communication. Rather than viewing communication aids as simply a poor substitute for speech, this book examines communication aid use as a unique, independent mode of communication that has the potential to shed light on the power of human communication and language learning.