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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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Douglas, Sarah N.; Kammes, Rebecca; Nordquist, Erica – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Parent training is an essential part of quality programming for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, limited research exists exploring online training approaches to support parents of children with both ASD and complex communication needs (CCN; e.g., limited verbal ability), despite the many benefits that online training might…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Kammes, Rebecca; Nordquist, Erica; D'Agostino, Sophia – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Siblings play an important role in the lives of children with disabilities, especially those with complex communication needs (CCN). However, children with CCN require support to learn social and communication skills. Like other communication partners, typically developing (TD) siblings may struggle to understand how to best interact with a child…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Siblings, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
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Lacey, Emily A. B.; Ogletree, Billy T.; Rice, Tracie; Rose, Amy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
This brief clinical exchange article supports the use of milieu training (MT) as a communication treatment option for adults with severe intellectual disabilities (SID). It examines aspects of MT that appear well matched to the communication and other abilities of adults with SID. It also provides an argument that MT is not unlike functional…
Descriptors: Milieu Therapy, Adults, Severe Intellectual Disability, Communication Skills
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DeVeney, Shari L.; Hagaman, Jessica L.; Bjornsen, Abby L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
When providing clinical services for late talkers, determining an appropriate interventionist is a key early decision. Although researchers have noted the effectiveness of parent-implemented interventions for some populations, few have specifically addressed late talkers. Late talkers are of considerable interest to early service providers and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Toddlers, Literature Reviews, Clinics
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O'Handley, Roderick D.; Radley, Keith C.; Lum, John D. K. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Social difficulties represent a major area of concern in children with specific language impairment (SLI). Social skills interventions targeting communication or language skills of children with SLI have been generally ineffective. The current study tested the efficacy of a social skills intervention consisting of multiple behavioral interventions…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Language Impairments, Language Skills, Communication Skills
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Goldberg, Lynette R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Interprofessional education (IPE) is recognized as a critical component in preparing students for effective interprofessional practice in health care. IPE is supported by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and students' competence in interprofessional practice is expected by clinical supervisors for effective work in any…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Interprofessional Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Communication
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Isaki, Emi; Harmon, Mary Towle – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
This exploratory Intergenerational Program (IGP) focused on reading to determine whether it affects mood and communication in older adults with mild dementia and neurocognitive deficits, and if it influences school-aged children's perceptions of older adults over time. Six older adults with cognitive-communication deficits and 12 school-aged…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Dementia, Children
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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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Battle, Dolores E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 35 million people around the world have been displaced because of natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or tsunamis. In addition, there are a number of persons who have been displaced or who have fled their homeland due to civil conflict or war. The WHO estimates that between…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Natural Disasters, War, Conflict
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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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Rollins, Pamela Rosenthal – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
In this study, the author investigated narrative performances of 10 high-functioning young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across personal and storybook narratives. Narratives were elicited with genre-specific procedures and then transcribed and scored using the narrative scoring scheme (NSS). One-tailed paired-sample t tests were…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Personal Narratives, Scoring
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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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Bartolotta, Theresa E.; Remshifski, Patricia A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2013
Rett syndrome (RTT) occurs primarily in females and is characterized by deficits in cognition, communication, hand use and ambulation. This quasi-experimental study explored the use of a coaching program to increase communicative interactions between girls with RTT and their communication partners. Communication coaching strategies were provided…
Descriptors: Females, Genetic Disorders, Coaching (Performance), Interpersonal Communication
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Cascella, Paul W.; Trief, Ellen; Bruce, Susan M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2012
Three trends emerged from independent parent and teacher ratings of receptive communication and expressive forms and functions among students with severe disabilities and visual impairment/blindness. Parents had higher ratings than teachers, receptive communication was rated the highest, and no skills occurred often. Implications are discussed for…
Descriptors: Blindness, Receptive Language, Severe Disabilities, Visual Impairments
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