Augmentative and alternative communication technology learning part 2: Preprofessional students

David R. Beukelman, Rebecca Burke, Laura Ball, Christy A. Horn

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In this study, the learning styles and preferences of preprofessional students enrolled in an introductory augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) course were investigated. The specific purposes of the present study were to examine preprofessional students' (1) achievement goal orientation, (2) computer technology interest, and (3) learning mode preferences regarding AAC. The results revealed that preprofessional students were statistically assigned to four distinctive clusters with regard to their achievement goal orientation. Their interest in computer technology was relatively low, and they preferred individual and small-group learning opportunities as compared with direct instruction in new technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-254
Number of pages5
JournalAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2002


  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Learning
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing


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