Abstract

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.).

Advisor

Furey, Joan

Department

Communication

Disciplines

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keywords

speech-language pathologist, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), peer-mediated intervention (PMI), communicative competence, generalization

Publication Date

2018

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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