Undergraduate Elementary Education Majors' Knowledge of Augmentative and Alternative Communication This study describes survey results measuring the knowledge undergraduate elementary education major students have about augmentative and alternative communication. Those students with experience and course knowledge surrounding AAC were more knowledgeable. Implications for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) will be addressed, including how SLPs can provide classroom teachers with classroom support for ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2010
Undergraduate Elementary Education Majors' Knowledge of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lindsay Kessel
    Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • Linda Sue Sickman
    Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   December 01, 2010
Undergraduate Elementary Education Majors' Knowledge of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2010, Vol. 19, 100-107. doi:10.1044/aac19.4.100
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2010, Vol. 19, 100-107. doi:10.1044/aac19.4.100
Abstract

This study describes survey results measuring the knowledge undergraduate elementary education major students have about augmentative and alternative communication. Those students with experience and course knowledge surrounding AAC were more knowledgeable. Implications for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) will be addressed, including how SLPs can provide classroom teachers with classroom support for general education teachers.

Acknowledgment
Thank you to Chelsea Wright, graduate student at Indiana State University, for her assistance in researching the question and collecting the data for this project.
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