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ERIC Number: ED506663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Partner-Focused Questions to Students Who Use Augmentative Communication to Initiate and Lengthen Their Communication Experiences
Moore, Sondra; Rettig, Michael A.
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Students that use augmentative communication often have a hard time breaking into conversations, initiating conversations and then being able to sustain a conversation. Students that use augmentative communication (ACC) need training in not only the use of the machine but in social communication rules, and in strategies on how to bypass functional limitations in the augmentative device. Just giving them the device will not make them competent communicators. This study involved procedures to teach students partner-focused questions in an attempt to increase the use of their ACC devices in social communication with others. The training provided to participants in the use of partner-focused questions did increase the number of such questions these students used. However, the most dramatic finding was the marked increase in extension statements or questions used by the participants. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 10; Grade 5; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A