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Impact of aided AAC interventions on speech comprehension of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities: A critically appraised topic

A critically appraised topic (CAT) is one form of rapid review that can be particularly useful for informing practice. The purpose of this CAT was twofold: to determine (a) the impact of aided augmentative and alternative communication interventions …

Toward an ecobehavioral model of early language development

Language development is an important milestone in early childhood that has implications for later achievement. Although a variety of contemporary models have been offered to describe the process of language acquisition, ecobehavioral models provide …

Promoting conditional use of communication skills for learners with complex communication needs. A tutorial

Purpose: Conditional use of communication skills refers to the ability of a learner to appropriately generalize and discriminate when, where, and how to communicate based on constant variation and shifts in environmental cues. Method: We describe …

Maintenance and Generalization in Functional Behavior Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plan Literature

School practitioners increasingly use functional behavior assessments to design behavior intervention plans when students engage in challenging behavior that is not improved by classroom management or standard interventions. Behavior intervention …

Teaching Communicative Responses with a Speech-Generating Device Via Telehealth Coaching

Caregivers need support with teaching augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The purpose of this study was to coach caregivers via telehealth (i.e., live video conferencing with Google Hangout) to implement communication assessments, …

Coaching parents to assess and treat self-injurious behaviour via telehealth

The application of telehealth technology to conduct functional analysis (FA) and functional communication training (FCT) is emerging for children with developmental disabilities and behaviour support needs. The current study was designed to extend FA …