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Wednesday, December 2 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Peer interactions and relationships of high school students who use AAC LIMITED

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Social interactions and peer relationships have been valued as an important inclusion outcome for students with significant disabilities. However, little is known about whether and how students with severe disabilities, especially those who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC; e.g., communication devices, signs, pictures), interact with peers without disabilities. We conducted observations to record naturally-occurring peer interactions of high school students who use AAC in inclusive classrooms. In addition, parents and teachers completed a questionnaire to share information on students’ social networks. We will share preliminary results and discuss recommendations for educational teams who support students who use AAC.

Speakers
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Yun-Ching Chung

Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Yun-Ching Chung is an assistant professor in the department of special education at Illinois State University. Her research interests include peer interactions, inclusion outcomes of students who use augmentative and alternative communication, and paraprofessional facilitation.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Salon F 1402 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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