Effect of seated position on upper-extremity access to augmentative communication for children with cerebral palsy: preliminary investigation.

@article{Costigan2010EffectOS,
  title={Effect of seated position on upper-extremity access to augmentative communication for children with cerebral palsy: preliminary investigation.},
  author={F Aileen Costigan and Janice Light},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={596-604}
}
OBJECTIVE Our goal in this study was to determine the effect of seated position on upper-extremity access to augmentative communication for a child with cerebral palsy. METHOD A single-subject ABAB design was used with one 5-yr-old participant. We compared accuracy and speed of selection of targets on a speech-generating device in the participant's typical position and in an intervention position. The intervention position conformed to current clinical conventions and research on promoting… CONTINUE READING

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