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Storytelling narrative development for adults who benefit from AAC

This case study described the process used to teach narrative development to a 22-year old adult who benefits from AAC using the model of a community Storytelling Club that incorporated peer-confederates. Methodology for testing the psychosocial implications of the group were measured using pre-test post-test surveys. Methodology for intervention included the implementation of narrative support materials including a self-graphing checklist and story template. Results were analyzed using statistical analysis of a two sample t-test to determine if a change occurred with 1) the confidence of individuals with their storytelling 2) the complexity of their narratives. Results of the analysis determined that no significant change occurred with intervention however, clinical implications will be discussed.

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