Peer-Mediated AAC Intervention for Children with Autism: Effects on Communication
This research project examines a peer-mediated communication intervention for preschool children with autism that addresses core deficits in communication, social reciprocity, and play skills. All participants will be nonverbal or minimally verbal necessitating the use of an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system. Peers without disabilities will be trained to use the same AAC system to improve child-peer communication and interactions in inclusive preschool contexts.
Kathy Thiemann-Bourque, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914