Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

General Education Teacher Perceptions toward Augmentative and Alternative Communication
by Westrum, Emmalee H., M.S., Minot State University, 2019, 47; 22616098
Abstract (Summary)

This study was designed to unveil and interpret general education teacher’s perceptions of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) usage. Fifty general education teachers teaching at the elementary level within the Grand Valley Public School District in Grand Valley, North Dakota participated in the survey. The participants have varying degrees, years of teaching experience, and exposure to AAC usage. A thirty-question survey was duplicated from Soto’s (1997) study which studied special education teacher attitudes towards AAC. Results indicate that the general education teachers had positive perceptions of student potential; yet, many of the participants have little, dated, or no prior training in how to teach students to communicate more effectively through AAC.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pedersen, Holly
Commitee: Borisinkoff, Evan, Borden-King, Lisa
School: Minot State University
Department: Special Education
School Location: United States -- North Dakota
Source: MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Communication, Special education
Keywords: Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), Self efficacy, Teacher attitudes
Publication Number: 22616098
ISBN: 9781085613354
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