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Effects of adapted books using AAC on the reading ability of a child with disabilities

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This poster will present findings of a study designed to investigate the effects of adapted picture books reading intervention program using AAC on the reading ability of a child with intellectual disabilities. Three different behaviors, reading fluency, factual reading comprehension and inferential reading comprehension, were selected to analyze the outcome of the adapted picture books reading intervention program using AAC. The study design was the multiple prove baseline across behaviors design and the intervention program was composed of reading fluency intervention program, factual reading comprehension intervention program and inferential reading comprehension intervention program using direct instruction with MyTalkie symbol, AAC application and Bookworm et al. Results indicated the adapted picture book reading intervention program effected on the improvement of reading ability of the child with intellectual disabilities. Implications with regards to importance of narrative skills of AAC users and the storytelling intervention will be discussed.

Author(s):

Kyung-Im Han    
Chagwon National University
Korea (Republic of)

Seong-Bhin Yang    
Gyongwha Elementary School
Korea (Republic of)

 

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