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ERIC Number: EJ767669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6434
The Influence of AAC Device Type, Dynamic vs. Static Screen, on Peer Attitudes
Dudek, Karen; Beck, Ann R.; Thompson, James R.
Journal of Special Education Technology, v21 n1 p17-27 Win 2006
This study examined how children's attitudes toward a peer who used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) were influenced by type of AAC device accessed by the child for communication. Specifically, the influence of dynamic screens vs. static screens was investigated. Two videotapes were created. In one a child used a dynamic screen voice output AAC device to communicate, and in the other the same child used a static screen voice output AAC device. Children in grades 3 and 5 viewed either the dynamic screen or the static screen videotape. Gender was as evenly distributed between groups as possible. After viewing the videotape, children completed a measure of self-reported attitudes toward children who use AAC. Results indicated effects for gender only. No main effect was found for device type. The two-way interactions of grade x device type and of gender x device type were not statistically significant. The results are discussed along with clinical implications. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois