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The development of a screening schedule for use by teachers to describe the communication abilities of children with severe disabilities

Anna-Marie Wium, Erna Alant
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 43, No 1 | a235 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v43i1.235 | © 2019 Anna-Marie Wium, Erna Alant | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 October 2016 | Published: 31 December 1996

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Anna-Marie Wium, Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Erna Alant, Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Department of Communication Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The study developed a screening schedule for teachers to describe the abilities of children with severe disabilities. teachers were trained in the use of such an assessment procedure. Both the schedule as well as the training were evaluated. Results indicated that the schedule can be regarded as adequate for future use as teachers found it easy to use and applicable to their situation. Scoring the schedule requires more practice and training as this is a more advanced skill. Specific issues had an effect on the results, e.g, the teachers' familiarity with the type of disability observed, their qualifications and experience.

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screening schedule; teachers; children with severe disabilities; augmentative and alternative communication

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