PACT, Partners in Augmentative Communication Training

PACT, Partners in Augmentative Communication Training

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qPartners in Augmentative Communication Trainingq (PACT) is a communication interaction facilitation program for child augmentative technique users and their communication partners. The program offers guidelines for use in developing individualized plans for improving conversational interaction. This resource guide addresses priority communication behaviors, communication assessment, communication intervention, and psychological considerations. qPriority Communication Behaviorsq presents a functional outline to view the interaction behaviors of the child and the partner, focusing on communication functions, mode selections, and discourse behaviors. qCommunication Assessment Guidelinesq introduces procedures for observing the communication attitudes and interaction skills of an augmentative technique user and partner, and includes a Partner Rating Scale, Child Rating Scale, and Interaction Profile. qCommunication Intervention Guidelinesq offers an intervention plan, child goals, partner goals, language activities, communication experience activities, role plays, etc. The guidelines highlight behaviors of concern and provide strategies to effectively use those behaviors in achieving more functional communication. Concluding chapters focus on psychological assessment and intervention procedures and outline the results of a PACT pilot study involving 11 children with cerebral palsy. (JDD)PACT Goals Child Behavior: Discourse Repairs Communication Breakdown Prerequisite Behaviors Recognizes feedback ... Activities A. Discussions ( Clinician and child discuss various potential breakdowns and possible repair strategies:anbsp;...

Title:PACT, Partners in Augmentative Communication Training
Author:Delva M. Culp, Margaret Carlisle
Publisher: - 1988-01-01


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