The brain responded to photographic/auditory stimuli in a semantic mismatch much the same way it does to other forms of language (eg. written and spoken words)
The efficiency of finding a symbol on an AAC display can be facilitated by specific display organizations.
Rapid search was facilitated by a spatial organization cue, but not by the addition of background color. Further examination of the situations in which color cues may be useful is warranted.
Thistle, J., Wilkinson, K., Carelli, R., (2011, November). Working Memory and Attention in Utilizing Aided AAC Displays. Presentation at ASHA Convention. San Diego, California.
This session focused on the design of aided AAC systems specifically for young children and beginning communicators. The use of visual scene displays (VSDs) with young children and with older individuals who are beginning communicators was presented.
Drager, K. & Light, J. (2011, July). Children’s representations of early language concepts: Implications for designing symbols. Presentation at 8th Eastern and Central European Regional Augmentative and Alternative Communication Conference, Warsaw, Poland. In this session, we presented the results of a research study that investigated typically developing young children’s graphic representations of early emerging language concepts. […]