What is it about?

This research is about ways communication partners (parents, teachers, etc.) can help children communicate during storybook reading. The article details what makes effective communication partner skills, why they are important, how to teach these skills and the results of the training.

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Why is it important?

This is an important study because it showed that teletherapy training is effective for training communication partners in just an hour. The study also includes detailed procedures so clinicians can replicate the intervention.


I hope this article helps other clinicians who are intimidated by training adults to realize that it is a relatively easy activity with minimal time involved. I also hope it opens up the doors to more training without physical distance being a barrier.

Cheri Dodge Chin
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

The intention of this article is to inform other clinicians about an evidence-based training protocol that is relatively easy with minimal time involved for adults who interact in adult-child communication dyads.

Sandra Shigetomi-Toyama
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

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This page is a summary of: Teaching Parents Read, Ask, Answer, Prompt Strategies via Telepractice: Effects on Parent Strategy Use and Child Communication, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2022, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2021_lshss-21-00075.
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