Using a Single-Switch Voice Output Communication Aid to Increase Social Access for Children with Severe Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

  title={Using a Single-Switch Voice Output Communication Aid to Increase Social Access for Children with Severe Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms},
  author={Joanna Cosbey and Susan S. Johnston},
  journal={Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities},
  pages={144 - 156}
Three young children with severe, multiple disabilities were taught to utilize a voice output communication aid (VOCA) to request access to preferred items and/or peers during play activities. Acquisition of VOCA use resulted from a naturalistic intervention strategy that consisted of creating communication opportunities, prompting the participant to engage in the target behavior via a full physical prompt, and facilitating access to natural consequences for appropriate participant responses… Expand

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