Janice Light

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Seven parents of individuals with cerebral palsy who used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices participated in a focus group discussion on the benefits and challenges of learning AAC technology. The focus group was conducted on the Internet over a 9-week period. Six major themes emerged from the discussion: (a) issues in the selection of(More)
A research review of 31 studies pertaining to the morphology and syntax of individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and who had severe speech and physical impairments (SSPI) was completed. Results suggest that, although many individuals who use AAC exhibit comprehension and expression of a wide range of grammatical structures,(More)
This study evaluated the communicative interaction skills of seven young men (ages 19-23 years) who had used AAC systems for at least 15 years. Turn-taking patterns, use of communicative functions, and linguistic complexity were analyzed. Current performance was compared to the participants' skills when they were preschoolers and participated in another(More)
Children with severe motor impairments who cannot use direct selection are typically introduced to scanning as a means of accessing assistive technology. Unfortunately, it is difficult for young children to learn to scan because the design of current scanning techniques does not always make explicit the offer of items from the selection array; furthermore,(More)
The effect of fat feeding (100 g of cream) on the apoA-I isoproteins distribution has been analyzed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis in the chylomicrons, VLDL, LDL, and HDL isolated from the thoracic duct lymph of patients undergoing lymph drainage for immunosuppression, Isoforms apoA-I3 and apoA-I4 are the most abundant apoA-I isoproteins in plasma(More)
Visual scene displays (VSDs) are a form of augmentative and alternative communication display in which language concepts are embedded into an image of a naturalistic event. VSDs are based on the theory that language learning occurs through interactions with other people, and recommendations for VSD design have emphasized using images of these events that(More)
in adult eyes preserved by rapid freezing suggests that the rhabdoms of B. thermydron beyond the first juvenile crab stage may be resistant to the chemical fixation used for anatomical analysis. Rapid freezing of crabs collected remotely under low light conditions at infrequently visited vents may be required to determine the in situ state of adult and(More)
Persons with oral myofunctional disorders suffer from multiple risk factors for impairments. A craniofacial malformation may be responsible for both behavioral as well as structural modifications. This includes the effect of appearance on self concept and behavior (Case, 1988). Structural modifications as well as negative oral habits include: an open mouth(More)