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The iPad and Mobile Technology Revolution: Benefits and Challenges for Individuals who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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There is an urgent need for effective collaboration among key stakeholders to support research and development activities, and to ensure the successful implementation of mobile technologies to enhance communication outcomes for individuals who require AAC and their families. Expand
“A child needs to be given a chance to succeed”: Parents of individuals who use AAC describe the benefits and challenges of learning AAC technologies
TLDR
Important supports to learning how to make effective use of AAC technology included opportunities for individual exploration, use of the technology in role play activities, organized instruction, and opportunities for functional use in the community. Expand
Interaction involving individuals using augmentative and alternative communication systems: State of the art and future directions
This paper reviews the research which has considered the interaction patterns of individuals using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and highlights the major methodologicalExpand
Communicative Competence for Individuals who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication: A New Definition for a New Era of Communication?
TLDR
The preliminary definition of communicative competence is reviewed, the changes in the field are considered, and the proposed definition is revisited to determine if it is still relevant and valid for this new era of communication. Expand
Toward a definition of communicative competence for individuals using augmentative and alternative communication systems
This paper proposes a definition of communicative competence for individuals using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. The proposed definition suggests that communicativeExpand
AAC technologies for young children with complex communication needs: State of the science and future research directions
  • J. Light, K. Drager
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • 1 January 2007
TLDR
With the realization of improved AAC technologies, young children with complex communication needs will have better tools to maximize their development of communication, language, and literacy skills, and attain their full potential. Expand
“Let's go star fishing”: reflections on the contexts of language learning for children who use aided AAC
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A full account of language development must consider not only the child's characteristics and skills but also the environment for language learning, a complex network of interrelated contexts including the physical, functional, language, social, and cultural contexts. Expand
General Education Teachers' Experiences with Inclusion of Students who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
A qualitative interview methodology was used to investigate the experiences of 11 general education teachers who had included students with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in theirExpand
The effect of aided AAC modeling on the expression of multi-symbol messages by preschoolers who use AAC
  • C. Binger, J. Light
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • 1 January 2007
A single subject, multiple probe design across participants was used to evaluate the impact of using aided AAC modeling to support multi-symbol message production. Five preschoolers (three who usedExpand
Long-term outcomes for individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication: Part III – contributing factors
TLDR
Qualitative interviews were used to identify contextual factors that may have contributed (both positively and negatively) to the young men's outcomes and factors that impeded positive outcomes. Expand
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