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Session Code: 5502
Title: Communication About Emotion During Book Reading by Parents & Children With Down Syndrome Using AAC
Day: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Colorado Convention Center Room: 112
Session Format: Technical Research PDH(s): 30 Minutes

Presenter(s) (click the names to view bios and disclosures):
Ji Young Na, Pennsylvania St U (presenting author) |No Advance Handout Uploaded |No Final Presentation Uploaded
Krista Wilkinson, Pennsylvania St U |No Advance Handout Uploaded |No Final Presentation Uploaded

A single-case multiple-baseline design examined the effects of an instruction program to teach parents of children with Down syndrome strategies for incorporating aided AAC into conversations about emotions. Three parent-child dyads participated in the storybook reading intervention. All dyads discussed emotions more frequently and in more depth after the instruction.

Session Chair: Jiyoung Na
Speech-Language Pathology Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Instructional Level:
Intermediate Instruction at the Intermediate Level assumes some familiarity with the basic literature as well as some experience in professional practice within the area covered and is targeted for more experienced professionals. The pace of the training and difficulty of concepts presented require more advanced knowledge and skills than the Introductory Level. Examples used at this level are often based on recent research and case studies that are complex in nature.
Abstract Type: Research Submission
Learner Outcomes:
Learner Outcome 1: Describe major elements of the study design
Learner Outcome 2: Discuss the authors’ conclusions
Learner Outcome 3: Identify possible implications for practice

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