The Effect of a Checklist on School-Based SLPs’ Descriptions of AAC Assessment — Presentation

2016_ISAAC_BirminghamKarnezos&Light Birmingham Karnezos, J., & Light, J. (2016, August).  The effect of a checklist on school-based Speech-Language Pathologists’ descriptions of AAC assessment.  Presentation at the biennial conference of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).   Toronto, Canada.  [Handout]

There are millions of children with complex communication needs and require effective augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment.  This study sought to determine the effect of a checklist on school-based speech-language pathologists’ descriptions of the process.  A pretest-posttest control group design was used to review the impact of a checklist on whether discussion featured (a) students’ communication needs; (b) student skills; and (c) partner and environmental supports and limitations.  The results of this study indicate the potential of checklists to improve school-based augmentative and alternative communication assessment and, therefore, intervention.

Additional information:

–  “Improving AAC Assessment in Schools: An Ecological Systems Approach” – Poster at ASHA, 2015

– “An Integrated Framework for Working with Families of Children with Complex Communication Needs.”  – Poster at 30th Annual Graduate Exhibition, 2015

– “School-teams Perspectives in Augmentative and Alternative Communication” – Poster at ASHA, 2014


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