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The use of Bliss symbols as a first step into literacy with four children with Down syndrome

Erna Alant
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 41, No 1 | a253 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v41i1.253 | © 2019 Erna Alant | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 October 2016 | Published: 31 December 1994

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Erna Alant, Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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This study describes the use of Bliss symbolics as a first step into literacy with four children with Down syndrome in a preschool setting. Initial stages of the intervention programme are discussed as well as the children's ability to read Bliss symbols six months after commencement of the programme. Symbol errors are analyzed and implications for further research discussed.

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