Call for Participants: Classroom AAC Intervention

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (PI: Emily Quinn, Ph.D, CCC-SLP) are working to create an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) intervention for young children that can be implemented effectively in authentic classroom settings. In order to inform development of the intervention we are seeking early childhood educators to participate in classroom observations and/or our intervention pilot project.


Here are some details:

  • Who: We need educators working in classrooms of any type with children aged 3-7 years and have at least one student who uses AAC supports of any type.

  • What: Classroom observations (one 2-3 hour observation of in-person class activities) and/or participation in our pilot intervention examining the effect of the Classroom AAC Intervention on use of communication support strategies and student communication acts.

  • Why: To help inform creation of our novel classroom-based AAC intervention, ensuring that it is both effective and feasible in authentic classrooms. Participants in the intervention pilot will receive coaching and materials to implement the intervention.

  • How: If you are interested in learning more about the project and/or participating in the study, please contact Emily Quinn, PhD, CCC-SLP by emailing quinnem@ohsu.edu

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