Thesis Title

An Examination of Soviet and Russian Military Space Systems

Date of Graduation

Fall 1998

Degree

Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies

Department

Defense and Strategic Studies

Committee Chair

Jack Crouch

Subject Categories

Defense and Security Studies

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a facilitator's use of augmented input on attitudes of children toward peers who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Participants viewed a video tape of a child using voice output communicating with an adult. In the experimental condition the facilitator provided augmented input in addition to spoken language and in the control condition she did not provide augmented input. After viewing the videotape, participants completed a questionnaire designed to measure their attitudes toward the child who used AAC in the videotape. Results indicated that peer attitudes were generally positive in both conditions, but that positive responses were not as strongly positive in the presence of augmented input as they were in the absence of augmented input. The presence of augmented input did not result in an increase in the strength of negative responses.

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© Ian Arthur Maddock

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