Effect of partner reauditorization on young adults’ attitudes toward a child who communicated using nonelectronic augmentative and alternative communication

Jolene Hyppa-Martin, Mo Chen, Emily Janka, Natalie Halverson

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Abstract

This study examined whether partner reauditorization affected the attitudes reported by young adults toward a child who communicated using nonelectronic AAC. The study also examined preferences for the way the AAC system was used (i.e., in the presence or absence of reauditorization), whether reauditorization was associated with differences in perceptions about the social interactions with the child, and ease of understanding the child’s aided messages. For the study, 84 young adults viewed (a) one video of a child who communicated using nonelectronic AAC in which the child’s communication partner reauditorized the child’s aided message, and (b) a second video in which the message was not reauditorized. Participants answered survey questions designed to measure dependent variables including attitudes, ease of understanding, perceptions about the child’s social interactions, and preferences regarding reauditorization. Attitudes toward the child were more positive when reauditorization was implemented. Partner reauditorization may play a role in improving attitudes that individuals hold about a child who uses nonelectronic AAC and may also contribute to the ease of understanding an aided message.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-153
Number of pages13
JournalAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is based on the graduate theses completed by the third and the fourth author. The authors gratefully acknowledge Laura Raichel for her assistance with procedural fidelity.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • augmentative and alternative communication
  • preferences
  • reauditorization
  • social interaction

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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