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Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders (MSCSD)

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Master's Thesis


Health Sciences


Communication Sciences & Disorders

First Advisor

Dr. Robert C. Marshall


Supported communication is defined as anything that improves access to or participation in communication events or activities (King, Simmons-Mackie, & Beukelman, 2012). This thesis describes the results of a study that took place when a training program to provide graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) with “hands on” experience in providing supported communication to persons with chronic aphasia (PWA) was interrupted by the outbreak of Coronavirus-19 and switched to a remote delivery format to fulfil service and training obligations to the PWA and the CSD graduate students respectively. The study (1) describes the actions taken to covert a program of traditional in person supported communication to a virtual program called Remote Supported Communication (RSC), (2) examines selected aspects of RSC from the perspectives of the CSD graduate student clinicians, and (3) summarizes what was learned about RSC that might guide and improve its outcomes in the future.

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