Spring Graduation

Posted on September 08, 2015

The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) is extremely proud of our three PhD Graduates who graduated at the University of Pretoria's Spring Graduation on the 2nd September 2015.

Dr. Alida Naude's PhD study was titled, "Exploring ethical sensitivity in the South African context: Developing and implementing a measure in the therapeutic sciences”. This thesis was prepared under the supervision of Prof Juan Bornman.

Dr. Ensa Johnson's PhD study was titled, "An exploration of the common pain-related vocabulary typically developing children use: Implications for children who use augmentative and alternative communication". The study was completed under the supervision of Prof.Juan Bornman & Dr.Kerstin Tonsing.

Dr.Liezl Schlebusch's PhD study was titled "Families raising a child with autism spectrum disorder: Determining the relationship between family routines and family quality of life". The study was completed under the supervision of Dr. Alecia Samuels and Dr. Shakila Dada.

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Schlebusch completed both their Honours degree's in AAC and their Masters degree's at the CAAC.

Congratulations to our three PhD graduates! They have set great examples for all the students and staff at the CAAC. 

- Author Robyn White
Published by Jacoba Odendaal

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