This presentation at the 2012 PDE Annual Conference will consider the literacy skills that should be taught, instructional procedures to teach these skills, and adaptations to meet the needs of individuals with limited or no speech.
Colloquium discussion reviewed AAC considerations in responding to challenging behaviors.
Multidisciplinary team receives SSRI grant funding to pursue research for children with autism spectrum disorders and complex communication needs.
Presentation of research results from recent studies and suggestions for clinical guidelines to improve the design of AAC systems.
The goals of this paper are two-fold: (a) to summarize the research related to AAC systems for young children, and (b) to define priorities for future research to improve AAC technologies and enhance outcomes for children with complex communication needs.
Results of this comparison study indicated that the children in the iconic prediction group did not perform more accurately than the children who did not have prediction available. There was some evidence, however, that using iconic prediction may help to facilitate generalization of use of iconic encoding to novel vocabulary.