journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC

journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30732476/exploring-participation-experiences-of-youth-who-use-aac-in-social-media-settings-impact-of-an-e-mentoring-intervention
#1
Emma Grace, Parimala Raghavendra, Julie M McMillan, Jessica Shipman Gunson
The contribution of cross-age peer e-mentoring on reported experiences of participation during online conversations using social media was explored in this pre-experimental study. Young people (n = 4, aged 13; 4-18;3 [years; months]) who used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) participated in an e-mentoring intervention. Two mentors who also used AAC had regular conversations with the participants via Facebook 1 , email, or Skype 2 . It was predicted that the mentoring support would contribute to experiences of participation in online conversations outside of the e-mentoring intervention...
February 8, 2019: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30663899/new-and-emerging-access-technologies-for-adults-with-complex-communication-needs-and-severe-motor-impairments-state-of-the-science
#2
Susan Koch Fager, Melanie Fried-Oken, Tom Jakobs, David R Beukelman
Individuals with complex communication needs often use alternative access technologies to control their augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, their computers, and mobile technologies. While a range of access devices is available, many challenges continue to exist, particularly for those with severe motor-control limitations. For some, access options may not be readily available or access itself may be inaccurate and frustrating. For others, access may be available but only under optimal conditions and support...
January 21, 2019: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30648903/challenges-and-opportunities-in-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-research-and-technology-development-to-enhance-communication-and-participation-for-individuals-with-complex-communication-needs
#3
Janice Light, David McNaughton, David Beukelman, Susan Koch Fager, Melanie Fried-Oken, Thomas Jakobs, Erik Jakobs
The field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has witnessed significant changes since its inception. AAC services are now considered for a much greater number of individuals with complex communication needs and there are many more AAC options available as communication supports, including a proliferation of technologies. The scope and options for communication within society have increased substantially to include a wide array of digital and social media. Individuals with complex communication needs have increased expectations for participation and engagement across a full range of environments-education, employment, family, healthcare, and community living...
January 16, 2019: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30648902/new-and-emerging-aac-technology-supports-for-children-with-complex-communication-needs-and-their-communication-partners-state-of-the-science-and-future-research-directions
#4
Janice Light, David McNaughton, Jessica Caron
This paper discusses recent research and development with a specific focus on selected new and emerging research-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies that are developmentally appropriate and responsive to the individual interests, needs, and skills of children with developmental disabilities, their families, peers, and other communication partners. Specifically, this paper reviews the state of the science and future directions related to recent research and development of AAC technologies as supports to (a) enhance language learning, (b) facilitate social interaction, (c) improve literacy skills, (d) increase participation in society, and (e) teach interaction strategies to communication partners...
January 16, 2019: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30648896/designing-effective-aac-displays-for-individuals-with-developmental-or-acquired-disabilities-state-of-the-science-and-future-research-directions
#5
Janice Light, Krista M Wilkinson, Amber Thiessen, David R Beukelman, Susan Koch Fager
This paper reviews research on the impact of AAC display variables on visual attention and performance of children with developmental disabilities and adults with acquired conditions, and considers implications for designing effective visual scene displays (VSDs) or grids. When using VSDs with children with developmental disabilities or adults with acquired conditions, research supports the use of personalized photo VSDs that include familiar people engaged in meaningful activities, with navigation bars with thumbnail VSDs, located adjacent to the main VSD...
January 16, 2019: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30514122/visual-graphic-symbol-acquisition-in-school-age-children-with-developmental-and-language-delays
#6
Rose A Sevcik, Andrea Barton-Hulsey, MaryAnn Romski, Amy Hyatt Fonseca
Augmented language systems have become both an integral component of communication intervention programs for children with severe communicative impairments and spurred research on their language and communication development. This study examined intrinsic and extrinsic factors that may influence the language development process for children with developmental disabilities, by exploring the relationship between varying degrees of symbol arbitrariness and extant speech comprehension skills in the discrimination, learning, and use of symbols for communication...
December 4, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30456987/effectiveness-of-video-based-modelling-to-facilitate-conversational-turn-taking-of-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-who-use-aac
#7
Abirami Thirumanickam, Parimala Raghavendra, Julie M McMillan, Willem van Steenbrugge
This study evaluated and compared the effectiveness of packaged video modelling (VM) and video self-modelling (VSM) interventions to develop conversational behaviors with four adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The study was conducted using an alternating treatments design nested within a multiple baseline design. The intervention effect was measured using Robust-Improvement Rate Difference (R-IRD). The results demonstrated that, overall, video-based modelling used in conjunction with a system of least prompts was effective in promoting conversation skills in adolescents with ASD who used AAC...
November 20, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30369273/responsiveness-of-a-parent-reported-outcome-measure-to-evaluate-aac-interventions-for-children-and-youth-with-complex-communication-needs
#8
Stephen E Ryan, Tracy A Shepherd, Anne Marie Renzoni, Michelle Servais, Shauna Kingsnorth, Carrie Laskey, Karen Ward, Kimberley Bradley
Evaluation of the effectiveness of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions requires reliable measures that are responsive to change. The aim of this study was to explore the potential of the Family Impact of Assistive Technology Scale for AAC (FIATS-AAC) to detect functional change in children and youth with AAC needs, aged 3-17 years, and their families, 6 and 12 weeks after receiving a graphic-based, speech-generating device (SGD). Parents whose children were awaiting a SGD as part of their regular AAC service participated in the study...
October 29, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30369269/the-complexities-of-aac-intervention-research-emerging-trends-to-consider
#9
MaryAnn Romski, Rose A Sevcik
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is always about intervening and the subsequent effects of the interventions (e.g., on the AAC user, family perspectives, educational outcomes, and vocational outcomes). AAC intervention research is about generating new knowledge by studying some aspect of AAC delivery in a planned manner so that it can be replicated and then translated into clinical/educational practice. This commentary on AAC intervention research highlights the complexities inherent in this type of research and the range of components that contribute to it, and reflects on emerging trends that we must consider as we continue to develop and enhance intervention research...
October 29, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30369263/a-modified-multimodal-communication-treatment-for-individuals-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Sarah K Diehl, Sarah E Wallace
People living with the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) might use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) due to cognitive-communication disabilities and/or co-occurring motor speech disorders. However, the most effective method for teaching people with TBI to use AAC strategies and resolve communication breakdowns is unknown. Prior research conducted with people with aphasia suggests an integrated multimodal treatment improved the use of AAC to resolve communication breakdowns. In this study, the researchers measured the effectiveness of a modified Multimodal Communication Treatment designed to increase communication breakdown resolution and use of AAC strategies by two individuals with TBI...
October 29, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30369256/reflections-on-a-special-issue-motivations-to-encourage-intervention-designs
#11
Martine Smith, Bronwyn Hemsley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 29, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30369255/construct-validity-of-the-family-impact-of-assistive-technology-scale-for-augmentative-and-alternative-communication
#12
Amie T Kron, Shauna Kingsnorth, F Virginia Wright, Stephen E Ryan
The Family Impact of Assistive Technology Scale for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (FIATS-AAC) measures parent-reported functioning and factors that affect functioning in children who use AAC. The aim of the current study was to assess its construct validity. For the study, 47 parents of children with AAC needs completed the FIATS-AAC and two other parent-reported questionnaires: a child quality-of-life measure and a community participation measure. An interview was also conducted with a sub-set of six parents...
October 29, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30244606/evaluating-an-aac-training-for-special-education-teachers-in-sri-lanka-a-low-and-middle-income-country
#13
Nimisha Muttiah, Kathryn D R Drager, David McNaughton, Nadini Perera
A majority of people with disabilities live in low- and middle-income countries where communication services for individuals with complex communication needs are scarce. It is essential that communication partners of individuals who have complex communication needs receive training to support communication. To address this issue, the current study evaluated an augmentative and alternative communication training for special education teachers living in a low- and middle-income country, Sri Lanka. The training was based on four key practices identified when training in low- and middle-income countries: investigate learner needs, provide contextually relevant instructional content, use engaging instructional activities, and assess the impact of instructional activities...
September 22, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30231653/a-qualitative-metasynthesis-of-the-meaning-of-speech-generating-devices-for-people-with-complex-communication-needs
#14
Jacquie Ripat, Michèle Verdonck, Carly Gacek, Shelly McNicol
The aim of this metasynthesis review of published qualitative research was to investigate the lived experience and meaning ascribed to speech-generating devices (SGDs) by people with complex communication needs and their familiar communication partners. Bibliographic databases were searched up to June 2016, and selected articles were assessed for their relevance to the research aim. The metasynthesis included 21 original articles and resulted in the identification of six main themes, each of which was comprised of two or more sub-themes that related to the experience of using SGD: It's an Inefficient Voice, It's Not a Natural Voice, Making the Most of This Voice, It's My Voice, It's More Than a Voice, and Having a Voice: Being Heard...
September 19, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30231642/effect-of-aac-partner-training-using-video-on-peers-interpretation-of-the-behaviors-of-presymbolic-middle-schoolers-with-multiple-disabilities
#15
Christine Holyfield, Janice Light, Kathryn Drager, David McNaughton, Jessica Gormley
Children require consistent responses from partners to their presymbolic behaviors in order to increase the frequency and variety of these behaviors and eventually build symbolic language. This study served as an initial attempt to evaluate the effect of AAC training on typically-developing peers' interpretation of the behavior of three students with multiple disabilities whose communication was presymbolic and idiosyncratic in nature. The study used a pretest-posttest control group design with 12 peers in each condition (i...
September 19, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30198333/the-effects-of-explicit-instruction-in-academic-vocabulary-during-shared-book-reading-on-the-receptive-vocabulary-of-children-with-complex-communication-needs
#16
April M Yorke, Janice C Light, Jessica Gosnell Caron, David B McNaughton, Kathryn D R Drager
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of explicit vocabulary instruction during shared reading experiences on the acquisition of receptive academic vocabulary for children with complex communication needs. A single-subject, multiple-probe design was used. Three preschool-aged children (i.e., one with autism spectrum disorder, one with developmental delay, and one with a rare genetic disorder) were each taught two sets of vocabulary words. Intervention consisted of explicit vocabulary instruction associated with shared reading of academic texts...
September 8, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30231643/a-critical-synthesis-of-barriers-and-facilitators-to-the-use-of-aac-by-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-their-communication-partners
#17
Cynthia Donato, Elizabeth Spencer, Michael Arthur-Kelly
The aim of this review was to critically synthesize barriers and facilitators to the use of AAC systems by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their communication partners. Qualitative data related to barriers and facilitators were synthesized from 42 studies located using a systematic search. A diverse range of studies was examined in order to identify the span of barriers and facilitators reported in the literature. Included studies comprised quasi-experimental, non-experimental, and qualitative study designs...
September 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30207188/addendum
#18
Jennifer B Ganz, Kristi Morin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30207175/early-verbal-categories-and-inflections-in-children-who-use-speech-generating-devices
#19
Gat Savaldi-Harussi, Gloria Soto
The use of early verbal categories, their event types, and the emergence of verbal inflections (-ing, -s, and -ed) were analyzed in data from four participants with motor speech disorders aged 9;5-13;9 (years;months) who used speech-generating devices to converse with a familiar adult. The study was conducted through a secondary analysis of a corpus of data collected as part of another study. It documents the production of verbs and the emergence of verb inflections in natural conversations between each of the participants and a member of their educational team over a period of up to 10 months...
September 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30043659/a-boy-and-his-aac-team-building-instructional-competence-across-team-members
#20
Melinda R Snodgrass, Hedda Meadan
Families and education professionals face unique challenges when working together to support augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for a child who does not use speech and has only prelinguistic forms of communication. For this study, a family-school team was provided with a specially designed support package comprising training and one-on-one coaching in evidence-based instructional strategies. As part of a larger mixed methods investigation, a single-case experimental design was conducted to explore the effectiveness of the support package on facilitating team members' competence in AAC instruction and communication...
September 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
journal
journal
29035
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"