The purpose of this study was to examine speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs) perceptions regarding the utilization of peer-mediated intervention (PMI) in speech-language intervention services for children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). More specifically, this study investigated SLPs’ perceptions regarding the effectiveness and practicality of implementing PMI into AAC intervention to facilitate the development and generalization of communicative competence among children who use AAC. The results revealed that SLPs indicated that although PMI provides numerous communicative and social benefits for children who use AAC and peers with typical development alike, a majority of SLPs do not have experience implementing PMI as a result of various barriers (e.g., time, access to peers, support from teachers, etc.).
Woos, Anna K., "Follow My Lead: An Investigation of Speech-Language Pathologists' Perceptions Regarding the Utilization of Peer-Mediated Intervention to Increase Communicative Competence of Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication" (2018). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8173.
Speech Pathology and Audiology
speech-language pathologist, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), peer-mediated intervention (PMI), communicative competence, generalization
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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