Shelley Chapin presented the results of her systematic review on peer support interventions at the ISAAC conference in Toronto, Canada.
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For children with CCN, visual scene displays and other AAC systems that combine people, objects, actions, locations, and other relations are important components of infusing symbols with functional play to build communication, language, and learning.
There is a significant need for evidence-based practice guidelines that improve school based AAC assessment (Beukelman & Yorkston, 2000; Soto et al., 2001). The results of this study indicate the potential of checklists to improve school-based augmentative and alternative communication assessment and intervention.
Intervention is needed to support peer interactions for young children who use AAC, so they can increase quality of life and realize the benefits of social relationships. Dr. Therrien’s work advances understanding about effective instruction and multimodal means that build opportunities for children with CCN and peers to interact.