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Repeated Reading, Turn Taking, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

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TitleRepeated Reading, Turn Taking, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractThis single participant multiple baseline research design measured the effects of repeatedly reading narrative books to children who used voice output augmentative communication devices to communicate. The study sought to determine if there was a difference observed in the number of turns taken when reading stories repeatedly. Three girls ranging in age from seven to nine listened to a different illustrated narrative book during each baseline session. During the intervention phase, a single illustrated book was read repeatedly to each child for six sessions followed by an additional intervention of a second illustrated book for six more sessions. Two of the three participants took more turns during the repeated reading when comparing mean scores. Upon visual inspection it appears the increases were generally in the first couple of repeated readings and then a slope return was displayed toward the baseline level over the six repeated readings. Implications for practice are shared.
AuthorsEdmister, E., and Wegner J. R.
Year of Publication2015
PublicationInternational Journal of Disability, Development & Education
Volume62
Issue3
Pages319-338
ISSN1034-912X (print), 1465-346X (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2015.1020920
Keywords (MeSH)child, communication aids for disabled, reading
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