Thesis Title

The Effects Trained Peers Have During Storybook Readings With a Child Who Uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Aac)

Author

Sara L. Lucas

Date of Graduation

Spring 2006

Degree

Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Committee Chair

Lisa Wood

Keywords

peer modeling, AAC, storybook reading, participation, peer training

Subject Categories

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Abstract

Predicting academic achievement and graduation is a valuable tool for recruitment and advisement of agriculture students. Such data is not known for Missouri State transfer and native agriculture students. Undergraduate degree-seeking agriculture juniors in the fall of 2003 were selected for the study. Of this group, 58 were native students, 32 were transfer students with an associate degree, and 35 were transfer students without an associate degree. Native students cumulative GPA from fall 2003 to summer 2005 at Missouri State University was significantly higher (p<0.05) than students that transferred both with and without an associate degree. There was a significant difference (p<0.001) in graduation rate among the groups. Data suggests the need for increased academic and retention efforts for junior agriculture majors transferring regardless of associate degree attainment.

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© Sara L. Lucas

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