The Effects of Direct Instruction on the Single-World Reading Skills of Children Who Require Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Literacy Interventions for Students with Physical and Developmental Disabilities Who Use Aided AAC Devices: A Systematic Review. Machalicek, Wendy; Sanford, Amanda; Lang, Russell; Rispoli, Mandy; Molfenter, Nancy; Mbeseha, Margaret // Journal of Developmental & Physical Disabilities;Jun2010, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p219
This review evaluates research on literacy interventions for persons with physical and developmental disabilities who use aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Electronic database searches were completed to identify studies published between 1989 and 2009. Eighteen studies ( n...
- Literacy in Ireland. Smith, Martine // ASHA Leader;8/14/2007, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p14
This article discusses the topic of literacy in Ireland as it relates to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The relationship between spoken language and AAC are discussed. The challenges children and adults face in obtaining proficiency in literacy, and methods for overcoming...
- Instructing Facilitators to Support the Communication of People Who Use Augmentative Communication Systems. Light, Janice; Dattilo, John; English, Jane; Gutierrez, Lisa; Hartz, Jane // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Aug92, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p865
Presents a study which examined the efficacy of instructing facilitators to promote communication with people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Discussion on the use of AAC systems; Method; Results and discussion.
- communication, augmentative. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p497
A definition of the term "augmentative communication" is presented.
- I Have Something to Say! Canfield, Helen // Exceptional Parent;Dec98, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p56
Introduces the voice output communication aid (VOCA) for the disabled which provides a recorded voice with the touch of a switch. Range of options for VOCA; Concerns regarding VOCA; Helpful activities of VOCA.
- A journey through early augmentative communication and computer access. Vanderheiden, Gregg C. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development;Nov/Dec2002 Supplement, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p53
Presents an article on the formative years of augmentative communication and computer access for the handicapped. Contributions to augmentative communication; Development of communication and writing devices; Origin of augmentative communication; Background on computer adaptation to allow...
- AAC Division to Hold Conference on Language, Literacy, and AAC. // ASHA Leader;12/11/2001, Vol. 6 Issue 22, p25
Announces the holding of a conference in Sea Island, Georgia by a division of Augmentative and Alternative Communication in January 2002. Theme of the conference; Activities; Registration information.
- Scaffolding Strategies During Repeated Storybook Reading: An Extension Using a Voice Output Communication Aid. Bellon-Harn, Monica L.; Harn, William E. // Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities;Jun2008, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p112
Adult scaffolding during repeated storybook reading was developed for children who use speech as their primary expressive modality, but through the use of augmentative and alternative communication, it has been extended to children who do not have functional, intelligible speech. Scaffolding...
- UNEQUAL. // Telecom Asia;Aug2003, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p40
Reports on the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's claim that people with disabilities are being ignored in communications revolution movements. Reason behind the commission's claim; Communication technologies that should be developed for the disabled.