Cognitive Limitations: The Power Of Literacy

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Literacy (n.d), according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is “the ability to read and write, knowledge that relates to a specified subject.” The power of literacy lies not only in the ability to read and write, but rather in an individual’s capacity to put those skills to work in shaping the course of his or her own life. Children with severe speech impairments who use AAC, reading and writing may be their only means to communication. Children who require AAC often struggle with literacy due to physical, sensory, perceptual or cognitive limitations. Research has shown that children with disabilities can learn to read with appropriate instruction. Children, who use AAC, like typically developing children, need to be …show more content…

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