Strengthening Children's Lives Through Science and Community Engagement

Kathy Thiemann-Bourque

Associate Research Professor
Primary office:
913 321-3143, ext. 2619
Life Span Institute
Juniper Gardens Children's Project
444 Minnesota Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66101-2914


Research

  • Classroom-based interventions for children with autism
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communications using the IPad
  • Peer-mediated social interventions and teacher implementation
  • Early assessment of social communication and joint attention

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

■ Thiemann-Bourque, K, (2017, November). Peers as Competent AAC Partners for Preschoolers with ASD: Results of a 4-Year Intervention Study. Poster presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Conference, Los Angeles.

What's New
Job Opportunities
  • Research Engineer (App Developer): We are seeking a full-time Research Engineer to design, implement, and maintain web and mobile applications. Existing applications at JGCP include learning management systems, web apps that support management of child assessment data, graphing, reporting, and data-driven decision making, and mobile apps to support parent-teacher communication and student self-management. As a member of JGCP’s Technology Innovation, Development & Research (TIDR) lab, the programmer will work with multiple internal research teams to develop new applications and maintain existing applications. View the full posting and apply here
  • Student Hourly Positions We are seeking to fill student hourly positions. These students will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro area, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. View the full job posting and apply here.  
 
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