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.
Special Education Doctoral Candidate Sarah Douglas presented her dissertation research on “Online training for paraeducators to support the communication of young children with complex communication needs”. Sarah’s research examined the use of an internet training package, including a strategy to engage children in interactive play, and example videos, on the communication support behaviors of para-educators. […]
This grant addresses the urgent need for fully credentialed speech language pathologists (SLPs) who are prepared to provide evidence-based services to improve results for high need children who have complex communication needs.