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(2015)  The ‘Take-Home’ Program: Intervention for Therapeutic Riding Volunteers & Individuals with Complex Communication Needs by David J. Hajjar, M.S., CCC-­SLP, John McCarthy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

bulletTo view more information about this research, please click on: The ‘Take-Home’ Program 

(2015)  “You Get More Than You Give”: Experiences of Community Partners in Facilitating Active Recreation with Individuals who have Complex Communication Needs” by David Hajjar, M.S., CCC-SLP, John MCarthy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Joann Benigno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Jennifer Chabot, Ph.D., CCLS.

bulletNine volunteers from two adaptive ski programs and one therapeutic horseback-riding program participated in semi-structured interviews. Audio-recordings were transcribed and analyzed and resulted in five thematic areas: (a) benefits, (b) why individuals volunteer, (c) barriers, (d) successful program supports, and (e) who are the riders and skiers using AAC.
bulletThe findings provided insight to support the notion that active community-based recreational activities foster an environment for communication, meaningful engagement, and social relationships between volunteers and people with complex communication needs.
bulletFull text available at —http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/07434618.2015.1136686

(2001) Inclusive Theater Arts Program

bullet Children with and without disabilities participated in a two-week day program with scripted and unscripted theater activities that followed rotating themes.
bullet Results indicated high levels of engagement, opportunities for communication, and success in taking advantage of opportunities.
bullet For a special issue of people who use AAC and the arts see AAC Users and the Arts or go to the Augmentative Communication News Archive
bullet Full text available at—-McCarthy_Light_2001

Posters

(2014) Experiences of Community Volunteers in Facilitating Recreation for Individuals who have Complex Communication Needs by John McCarthy, Ph. D., CCC-SLP, David J. Hajjar, M.S., CCC-SLP, Joann Benigno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Jennifer Chabot, Ph.D., CCLS 

bulletTo view this poster, click here Experiences of Community Volunteers in Facilitating Recreation for Individuals who have Complex Communication Needs

 Presentations

(2016) “Share it Anyway you Want”: Capturing Recreational Experiences by David J. Hajjar, M.S., CCC-SLP and John McCarthy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 

bullet To view this presentation, click here “Share it Anyway you Want”

(2016) Perspectives from Volunteers and Participants who use AAC Across Settings of Active Recreation by David J. Hajjar, M.S., CCC-SLP and John McCarthy Ph.D., CCC-S

bullet To view this presentation, click here Perspectives from Volunteers and Participants

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