Coaching parents to implement augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language systems with young children with complex communication needs
thesisposted on 2022-03-29, 02:16 authored by Harriet Korner
This thesis by publication consists of two papers. The first paper is a systematic review of parent-implemented symbolic augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions for young children with complex communication needs. Twenty single case design and three group studies met the selection criteria. Overall, the literature supports the use of parent coaching as effective in supporting parents to implement AAC interventions and parents were able to implement AAC interventions accurately. Aided language interventions were the most effective for supporting ongoing language development. Limitations with the current research and needs for future research are discussed. The second paper is a pilot study, using an AB single case design, investigating the effects of a parent training and coaching aided language stimulation intervention, using a pragmatic organisation dynamic display (PODD) communication system. The study involved two parentchild dyads, (children aged 4.5 years) in a home setting. Dependent variables were parent frequency of AAC symbol use, frequency of speech and use of two language stimulation strategies and children’s symbolic utterances using five-minute samples of parent-child interaction during mealtime and play activities. An effect was demonstrated for both parent and child outcomes. The intervention approach investigated in this pilot study was successful.
Alternative TitleCoaching parents to implement AAC language systems.
Table of ContentsChapter One. Introduction -- Chapter Two. Parent-implemented symbolic augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions for young children with complex communication needs : a systematic review -- Chapter Three. Coaching parents to implement augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions for young children with complex communication needs -- Chapter Four. Conclusion.
NotesContains bibliographical references Running title: Coaching parents to implement AAC language systems. Thesis by publication.
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis MRes
DegreeMRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Educational Studies
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Educational Studies
Year of Award2018
Principal SupervisorMark Carter
Additional Supervisor 1Jennifer Stephenson
RightsCopyright Harriet Korner 2018. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright
Extent1 online resource (ix, 135 pages) graphs, tables
Former Identifiersmq:70896 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1268794
key word signaided language stimulationcommunication impairmentPODDcommunication disabilityaugmentative and alternative communicationcommunication support needscommunication interventionpragmatic organisation dynamic displayAACaided languagecomplex communication needslanguage interventionchildrenCommunicative competence in children