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Transferring AAC intervention to the home


Sigafoos, J and O'Reilly, M and Seely-York, S and Weru, J and Son, SH and Green, VA and Lancioni, GE, Transferring AAC intervention to the home, Disability and Rehabilitation, 26, (21-22) pp. 1330-1334. ISSN 1464-5165 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09638280412331280361


Purpose: To evaluate the acquisition of AAC skills during an initial clinical trial and assess subsequent transfer of the training to the home setting. Method: A 12-year-old male with autism was first seen in a clinical setting to establish the use of a voice-output communication device. After learning to use the device to request access to preferred objects in the clinical trial, the intervention was transferred to the home. Follow-up with the parent was conducted via e-mail and telephone. Videotapes were made of initial home-based sessions to enable evaluation of the participant's progress. Results: The programme was successful in teaching the participant to use a portable AAC device to make requests during the clinical trial and then in two home-based activities. Conclusion: An initial clinical trial with follow-up support for parents may be an efficient method for beginning AAC intervention and transferring the training procedures to the home setting. © 2004 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Special education and disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Inclusive education
UTAS Author:Sigafoos, J (Professor Jeffrey Sigafoos)
UTAS Author:Green, VA (Dr Vanessa Green)
ID Code:36329
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2007-12-18
Last Modified:2011-10-03

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