Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technology Learning Part 1: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention SpecialistsBy Burke, Rebecca; Beukelman, David R.; Ball, Laura; Horn, Christy A.; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 242-249
Publication Date: December 2002
Study focused on the learning styles and preferences of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention specialists. Specifically, the researchers examined AAC intervention specialists’: (1) self-efficacy for AAC intervention, (2) goal achievement orientation, (3) computer technology interest levels, and (4) learning mode preferences regarding AAC. The results indicated that AAC intervention specialists viewed themselves as highly self-confident in their ability to learn how to utilize new AAC technology and teach it to others. Interest in computer technology was reported as low, while the specialists preferred individual and small-group learning in comparison with direct instruction in new technology. Implications for future research directions are discussed.
Published by: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) (Website:http://www.isaac-online.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J44653