Authors: Ottem E
Title: Use of pictographic-articulatory symbols to promote alphabetic reading in a language-impaired boy: Case study
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2001 17(1): 52-60
Year: 2001
Research Design: Single Case Design

This case study describes an intervention that used both Blissymbols and a new type of pictographic-articulatory symbol to teach reading to a 9-yr-old boy with a specific language impairment. The symbols are derived from spatial positioning of the articulators relative to each other within the whole, with each symbol portraying the salient articulatory features of a letter sound. The results suggest that the symbols may have played a mediating and compensatory role by promoting this child's ability to read traditional orthography.

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