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Session Code: 8162 Poster Board 452
Title: Classifying Research Foci: Applying the ICF Framework
Day: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Colorado Convention Center Room: Hall EF
Session Format: Poster PDH(s): 15 Minutes

Presenter(s) (click the names to view bios and disclosures):
Christine Holyfield, Pennsylvania St U (presenting author) |No Advance Handout Uploaded |No Final Presentation Uploaded
Kathryn Drager, Pennsylvania St U (presenting author) |No Advance Handout Uploaded |No Final Presentation Uploaded

The ICF conceptualizes disability as a dynamic and fluid experience occurring at multiple levels (individual, institutional, and societal) with several contributing factors (body structures/functions, activities, participation, environmental, personal). The current study organizes literature related to AAC and autism to explore current levels/factors of focus and potential future growth.

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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