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


Summary

Research

  • Classroom-based interventions for children with autism
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communications 
  • 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
  • Temporary Assistant Researchers: Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are looking for 1-2 temporary Assistant Researchers, at 50%-75% time, who 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, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. For more information and to apply, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
 
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