Results of this study offer empirical evidence regarding the importance of considering seated positioning when determining access methods for adolescents with CP, underscoring the importance of a multidisciplinary team in the provision of AAC services for individuals with significant speech and motor impairments.
Video VSDs provide an innovative AAC interface by using videos of daily events with embedded VSDs to enhance participation in dynamic interactions.
This poster session at PSHA 2017 reviewed a study with pre-literate preschoolers diagnosed with ASD to investigate the effects of dynamically displaying text within graphics-based AAC software to support the transition from graphic symbols to increased experiences with literacy.
This 2017 PSHA Poster presentation reviewed the impact of an AAC app featuring VSDs with JIT programming on the frequency of turns and engagement of an adolescent with ASD.
Penn State faculty and students are excited to be at the PSHA 2017 conference, “Serve, Lead, Inspire”! We’ll see you soon!
Featuring the collaborative work of Tara O’Neill and Kelsey Mandak and cross-disciplinary faculty mentors/co-authors to enhance the abilities of SLPs working with children who have complex communication needs and their families with AAC interventions aligned with Family Systems Theory.