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Treatment Techniques

Transactional Model of Language Teaching
Therapy with Preverbal Children
Sign Language
Augmentative/Alternative Communication
Treatment for Autism

Although sign language was developed for the Deaf community, signs can be used with children with language delay and disorder. Signs are meant to act as a "bridge" to verbal communication. Sign language, like verbal language, is a symbolic system. This separates language from gestures or nonspecific vocalizations. Once a child learns the power of symbolic communication through sign, communication skills often blossom, and verbal language may start to emerge.