Children's Attitudes Toward Peers Who Use AAC Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions should take place primarily within a person’s natural environment (Beukelman & Mirenda, 1998). Furthermore, the participation model of assessment (Beukelman & Mirenda) specifies that the level of participation of the person with complex communication needs should be compared to that of his or her ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2005
Children's Attitudes Toward Peers Who Use AAC
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  • Ann R. Beck
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
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Article   |   June 01, 2005
Children's Attitudes Toward Peers Who Use AAC
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2005, Vol. 14, 20-23. doi:10.1044/aac14.2.20
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2005, Vol. 14, 20-23. doi:10.1044/aac14.2.20
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions should take place primarily within a person’s natural environment (Beukelman & Mirenda, 1998). Furthermore, the participation model of assessment (Beukelman & Mirenda) specifies that the level of participation of the person with complex communication needs should be compared to that of his or her peers who are typically functioning. If a discrepancy in participation levels exists such that a person with complex communication needs is not participating fully, then the reason for the discrepancy, or the barrier to full participation, must be identified and intervention must be focused toward eliminating the barrier.
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