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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 4, Lesson 4

As needed, re-read the article Selecting Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Materials: Suggestions for Service Providers which you read in Lesson 2 to get ideas on how to share this information with families with whom you work.

Augmentative Communication Devices, Sign Language Use, and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Read Simple Technology Encourages Independence In Play and Communication For Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities by Catherine Burke. The article is available in the Resource Bank.

Consider the author's four suggestions for inexpensive augmentative devices. What other ideas do you have? What do you feel you can do with a parent's help to augment communication? What other information might you need?


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