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ERIC Number: ED551718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 124
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-2225-3
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The Influence of Bibliotherapy on Children's Attitudes toward Peers Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Kanarowski, Elizabeth Ann
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Utah
This study investigated the effects of a single bibliotherapy intervention on the attitudes of first grade children toward peers who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Seventy-one children, ages 6 and 7, participated in either (a) the experimental group, where they heard and discussed a book that featured a child who used AAC, or (b) the control group, where they heard and discussed a book featuring a child who did not use AAC. Participants then completed the AAC Acceptance Scale for Children. Postintervention, the experimental group demonstrated significantly more negative attitudes in the affective and behavioral domains of attitude. Findings suggest the importance of teacher education about the efficacy of single use bibliotherapy, and the need for future research regarding elimination of attitudinal barriers toward individuals who use AAC. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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