Effects of a Video Visual Scene Display on Modes of Communication

 Starr, V., Caron, J., Light, J., McNaughton, D. (2018, March). Effects of a video visual scene display on modes of 

communication. Poster Presentation at the 2018 Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.

Starr et al (2018) Poster

  • DESIGN: Post- hoc analysis of a single subject study conducted with five individuals Coding: Speech, signs, SGD turns, and simultaneous speech +SGD were coded
  • Visual Scene Displays (VSDs) have been shown to be an effective AAC intervention to increase communication for individuals with ASD (Wilkinson & Light, 2014)
  • Reviews of research indicate that AAC does not impede production of speech, but appears to have a positive effect on speech production (Millar, Light, & Schlosser, 2006; Schlosser & Wendt, 2007)
  • Research has shown that video stimuli, specifically stimuli that is dynamic in nature (e.g. videos on YouTube, moving images on a screen), attracts the visual attention of individuals with ASD but little research exists in terms of the impact of the use of video in supporting expressive communication for individuals with ASD (Brodhead, Abston, Mates, & Abel, 2017)
  • Video VSDs allow for the integration of video stimuli with communication supports


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