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Wednesday, November 30 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Practitioner-Implemented Communication Interventions for Students With Disabilities LIMITED

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The goal of this literature review on practitioner-implemented communication supports was to describe the literature and answer five questions. First, where and with what type of practitioner and student are communication supports being used? Second, what types of communication interventions are being used? Third, what is the relative effectiveness of these interventions? Does student outcome data support practitioner effectiveness data? Fourth, are maintenance and generalization measures being taken to ensure individuals with disabilities are benefitting from this type of training after the researchers discontinue treatment? Fifth, What limitations currently exist in the research? We coded 37 studies including 165 practitioners providing communication supports to 170 students with disabilities. Success estimates for practitioners and students were calculated. Various training strategies were used and over half of studies measured maintenance of the practitioner effects over time. A little less than half of studies generalized the practitioner training to other students, skills, and/or settings.


Natalie Andzik

Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University

Wednesday November 30, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Grand F 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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