Light, J., Caron, J., Holyfield, C., Currall, J., Knudtson, C., Ekman, M., Breakstone, B., Drager, K. (2016, November). Supporting the language development of children with Complex Communication Needs: Just-in-Time programming of AAC apps. Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA. [Presentation Slides].
Abstract: Children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) apps often do not have the vocabulary that they require within their daily interactions. This presentation reviews the results of four research studies designed to investigate just-in-time (JIT) programming of vocabulary during interactions to better support the language development of children with Complex Communication Needs (CCN).
Discussion to include describing the major elements and methodological principles of design across all four studies, as well as the conclusions and possible implications for practice considered.