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Augmentative & Alternative Communication: Supporting Children & Adults With Complex Communication Needs
As AAC use continues to flourish and new technology revolutionises the field, tomorrow's service providers need current, authoritative information on AAC for children and adults with communicationExpand
Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults
This definitive textbook incorporates critical information on implementing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) techniques that are appropriate throughout the life span of children and adults with congenital or acquired communication disorders. Expand
Communication efficiency of dysarthric speakers as measured by sentence intelligibility and speaking rate.
Results indicated that speaking rate and speech intelligibility are not closely correlated and the addition of intelligibility and rate measures to supplement other assessment procedures in the evaluation of dysarthric speakers is discussed. Expand
An analysis of connected speech samples of aphasic and normal speakers.
A technique for quantifying connected speech samples of aphasic individuals as they recover from the moderate to the mild range of severity is developed which takes into account both amount of information and efficency of communication. Expand
Interface Strategies
Individuals who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices to support their communication often have physical movement challenges that require alternative methods of access.Expand
Frequency of word usage by nondisabled peers in integrated preschool classrooms
Because nonspeaking preschool students cannot independently generate their own unique messages, the burden of vocabulary selection for their augmentative and alternative communication systems is theExpand
A comparison of speech synthesis intelligibility with listeners from three age groups
The use of computers in augmentative and alternative communication and in educational applications allows for the utilization of speech synthesis to instruct learners and to communicate messages. OfExpand
Communication effectiveness of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The results of this study revealed that perceptions of communication effectiveness for speakers with ALS were quite similar for the speakers and their frequent listeners across 10 different social situations. Expand
A communication system for the severely dysarthric speaker with an intact language system.
Rate and intelligibility of speech produced with (aided) and without (unaided) the communication system were judged by observers who viewed videotaped samples and revealed that intelligibility was influenced by at least two factors: rate and information provided by the identification of the first letter of each word. Expand
Vocabulary-use patterns in preschool children: Effects of context and time sampling
This investigation examined the effects of context and time sampling on the vocabulary-use patterns of nondisabled, preschool-aged children. Two groups of children participated in the study.Expand