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Tsai, Meng-Ju – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Speech language pathologists (SLPs) play a leading role in overall augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) service delivery. Several changes (e.g., the provision of university AAC courses) related to AAC occurred in Taiwan in the past. However, little information of AAC services provided by SLPs in Taiwan is available. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hospitals, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Grace, Emma; Raghavendra, Parimala – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Young people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can experience reduced social participation and continue to face challenges in developing and using communication and literacy skills for real-life contexts. Drawing on emerging research, this discussion article highlights the potential benefits and advantages of participation…
Descriptors: Social Media, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Intervention
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Howery, Kathy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This article presents a phenomenological investigation into speech-generating device (SGD) use in the school context. Derived from a larger study on the experience of speaking through a SGD, this article focuses particularly on the experience of time and timing of speaking for one who must use a SGD to give audible voice to their words. Themes…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Barriers, Communication Problems
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Binger, Cathy; Kent-Walsh, Jennifer; King, Marika; Webb, Eliza; Buenviaje, Elijia – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Four 5-year-old children with receptive language within normal limits and who required augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) received instruction in producing six different semantic--syntactic structures (three treatment and three generalization targets). Participants accessed single-meaning graphic symbols using an AAC app on an iPad…
Descriptors: Sentences, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Semantics, Syntax
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Senner, Jill E.; Baud, Matthew R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
An eight-step instruction model was used to train a self-contained classroom teacher, speech-language pathologist, and two instructional assistants in partner-augmented input, a modeling strategy for teaching augmentative and alternative communication use. With the exception of a 2-hr training session, instruction primarily was conducted during…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Pretests Posttests, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Special Education
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Lanter, Elizabeth; Russell, Sharon D.; Kuriakose, Annu; Blevins, Kasey E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
This article provides clinicians and educators a useful conceptualization of general instructional strategies often used to promote the performance of requests in children with developmental disabilities, and which can be applied in interventions that utilize augmentative and alternative communication. A case study illustrates the specialized…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Intervention, Down Syndrome
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Sennott, Samuel C.; Mason, Linda H. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
This pilot study describes an intervention package, MODELER for Read and Talk, designed to provide enriched language interaction for children with complex communication needs who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). MODELER (Model, Encourage, Respond) includes (a) modeling AAC as you speak, (b) encouraging communication…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Handheld Devices, Story Reading, Intervention
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Braddock, Barbara A.; Hilton, Jane C. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The aim of this study was to describe arm and hand movement in children suspected of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD; age range 29-43 months). A videotaped retrospective review of five children with symptoms of ASD during "Communication Temptation Tasks" was completed at two time points (pre-testing and 6 weeks later). Categories of…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Pretests Posttests, Video Technology
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Braddock, Barbara A.; Armbrecht, Eric S. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine how early symbolic forms (and their associated communicative functions) are related to change in communication among a sample of 12 young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who produced two or fewer spoken words ("M" age = 28.75 months; 11 male, 1 female). Parents reported on children's…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Communication Disorders
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Ray, Jayanti – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Given the linguistic and cognitive demands of communication, adult Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users with acquired communication disorders may have difficulty using AAC systems consistently and effectively in "real-life" situations. The process of recommending AAC systems and strategies is an area of exploration,…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Strategies, Speech Language Pathology
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Smith, Martine M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Adolescence is a unique developmental period, spanning the gulf between childhood and adulthood. For adolescents who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), the major physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional changes associated with adolescence may have significant implications for their use of AAC. These challenges are…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Shire, Stephanie Y.; Jones, Nancy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Communication partners who efficiently use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are essential interaction partners for children learning to communicate using AAC. This systematic review examines studies targeting interventions designed to help communication partners support children with complex communication needs who use AAC.…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Children, Partnerships in Education, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Rowland, Charity Mary; Quinn, Emily Dayle; Steiner, Sandra A. M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legal document developed for each student with a disability. The IEP outlines the student's learning needs and associated educational goals, as well as the program placement and services required to support the attainment of these goals in the least restrictive environment. Most IEPs include all…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Individualized Education Programs, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Academic Standards
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Dodd, Janet L.; Gorey, Megan – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
Augmentative and alternative communication based interventions support individuals with complex communication needs in becoming effective and efficient communicators. However, there is often a disconnect between language models, communication opportunities, and desired intervention outcomes in the intervention process. This article outlines a…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Intervention, Models, Delivery Systems
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Dodd, Janet L.; Hagge, Darla K. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
School-based speech-language pathologists are obligated to apply evidence-based practice and document progress of their students' response to intervention in compliance with federal law. The purpose of this preliminary study was to explore the effects of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)-based intervention provided in a camp…
Descriptors: Intervention, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Progress Monitoring, Delivery Systems
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