Thistle, J. & Wilkinson, K. (July, 2012). Working Memory in Select Etiologies: AAC Implications. Presentation at 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) in Pittsburgh, PA.
This session examines the working memory demands of aided AAC used by children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Analysis of the multi-component model of working memory and data from recent research provide initial guidance regarding the consideration of visual characteristics of a display and how these characteristics may influence the demands of AAC. Predictions of performance in using aided AAC based on working memory abilities of children with intellectual/developmental disabilities will be discussed.