special education – communicative disorders] single subject research design on alternative and augmentative (AAC) communication device
We are starting a study on how to effectively teach language using an alternative and augmentative device (AAC) on a 10 year old children with complex communicative disorders. She is mostly nonverbal and have the language age equivalency of a 3 year old. Most of her utterances are one word (i.g. “Yes” “No” “Bounce”). She has mental retardation, on the autism spectrum, and CHARGE syndrome. The goal of using the AAC device is getting her to say complete subject + verb + object phrases such as “I threw the ball” on her device. The study has not begin yet, but I need an introduction to the paper that discusses the general use of AAC devices on children with severe language disorders. The introduction will review previous studies on AAC devices and explain why it is a good item of choice for teaching language and expanding the child’s language complexity.
I need 3 pages of introduction. All 5 references (see link below) must be used and in APA format. You can get a better idea of what the introduction should look like by reviewing sample papers I uploaded in the google drive.