Authors: Bruno J, Dribbon M
Title: Outcomes in AAC: Evaluating the effectiveness of a parent training program
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication 1998 14(2): 59-70
Year: 1998
Research Design: Case Series

The purpose of the paper is to report the outcome of the parent training program of Camp Chatterbox '95 that was combined with an intervention program for the children. Sixteen parents participated in the training program. Each of these parents completed questionnaires at three intervals describing (a) their skills in device operation and management, (b) their augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interaction skills, and (c) their children's AAC device performance. Results demonstrate that parents perceived a positive change in their device operation, management, and interaction skills. They also perceived positive changes in their children's AAC device performance.

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