Considering the design of AAC systems for young children

Poland conference logoDrager, K. & Light, J. (2011, July). Considering the design of AAC systems for young children – Visual Scene Displays. Presentation at 8th Eastern and Central European Regional Augmentative and Alternative Communication Conference, Warsaw, Poland.

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. VSDs may be more effective than traditional grid displays for beginning communicators for a variety of reasons, as they take advantage of the language learning skills of young children. A definition and examples of VSDs was provided, along with videos of young children with developmental disabilities using these displays.

This presentation was part of the AAC Global Initiative

 

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