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communication delay, early intervention, environmental arrangement, intentional communication, language disorders, naturalistic communication intervention, speech language-pathologist, rate of communication, rate of requesting, rate of commenting, toddlers
Many children develop language naturally, but some children experience communication delays. In these cases, naturalistic communication intervention can improve a child’s language abilities. One component of naturalistic communication intervention and the focus of this study is environmental arrangement (EA). This study sought to understand the relationship between parent-implemented EA strategy use during daily home routines and child rate of communication. Thirteen sets of video recordings were transcribed and coded from a larger data set from the Language and Play Every Day program (LAPE) to be analyzed. Although there appeared to be a relationship when looking at the averages, no statistically significant correlations between EA usage and child rate of communication were found.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Brillault-Kenny, Anna and King, Beatrice, "Enticing Communication: An Examination of Environmental Arrangement Strategies in Early Intervention Settings" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 741.
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