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ERIC Number: ED564817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 150
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3036-4314-9
An Examination of the Impact of an Assistive Technology Device on the Quality of Adult/Young Child Interactions
Plunkett, Diane M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas
The purpose of this study was to gain greater understanding of the potential benefits of assistive technology (AT) devices on young children's social development. Specifically, changes to the quality of the adult/young child social interactions as a function of the child's access to and use of his/her personal AT device was examined. Using a multielement single-case design, the quality of adult/young child social interactions were examined during snack time when the child used his personal AT device; and the adult/young child social interactions were examined when the personal AT device was not available to the child. Results indicate that the quality of caregiver/young child interactions were significantly enhanced when the AT device was utilized by the child. Implications for practice and future research are discussed. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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