This 2017 PSHA poster presentation illustrated a PSU Advanced AAC Technical Seminar class project applying the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model of explicit teaching to increase access to the academic curriculum with a student who communicates and writes via single-switch scanning.
SLPs have specialized knowledge that can be used to provide the help and adaptations for students with CCN in order to build vital language, communication, and literacy skills and support the maximization of literacy and communication outcomes.
This poster session at PSHA 2017 expands understanding of ways to systematically approach new interventions for individuals who use AAC given the expansion of communication environments and modes (e.g., social media) and the limited research to date.
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.