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Transactional Model of Language Teaching
Therapy with Preverbal Children
Treatment for Autism
Every child, regardless of severity of disability, is capable of communicating. Children who are nonverbal can be taught to communicate with picture-based communication systems. These can range from "no tech" (pointing to pictures on a board, or handing a picture to the communication partner) to "high tech" (sophisticated electronic speech-generating devices). Shelly specializes in entry-level augmentative communication, using techniques such as Picture Exchange Communication System and simple communication devices. Some children can even learn to use verbal words through the use of AAC devices.