O’Neill, T., McCoy, A., Holyfield, C., Boyle, S., Liang, J., Mandak, K., Wilkinson, K. (2016, November). Family leisure as a context for AAC intervention: An interdisciplinary case study. Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA. [Presentation Slides].
Abstract: Despite the rich communication opportunities available during family leisure, it is an often overlooked context in AAC. Through a case study approach, this session explores the application of family systems theory, applied behavioral analysis, and literacy activities to support effective integration of AAC into family leisure.
Discussion will include: Identifying activities classified as family leisure and related benefits, explaining critical features of family leisure that make it an optimal context for AAC intervention, and barriers/potential interdisciplinary strategies to increase successful AAC intervention within family leisure activities