Faculty Publications

Title

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

Document Type

Article

Keywords

augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), complex communication needs, interactions, pragmatics, reading, repeated reading, storybook reading, turn-taking

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Disability, Development and Education

Volume

62

Issue

3

First Page

319

Last Page

338

Abstract

This 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.

Original Publication Date

5-4-2015

DOI of published version

10.1080/1034912X.2015.1020920

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