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This investigation assessed the written keystroke savings of five available assistive communication technologies (ACTs): E Z Keys, Predictive Linguistic Program, Words Strategy, Write 100, and a generic encoding technique. Each ACT was used to type 20 written expository texts composed by...
There are estimated to be about 15 million people in the United States alone who are disabled to some degree, and it has been hypothesized that at least 10% of the world's population experience some sort of physical impairment. Although such statistics are always open to debate, this does not...
Teachers and speech-language pathologists serving children who have dual sensory impairments combined with severe orthopedic impairments are often at a loss as to how to provide effective communication instruction. No systematic approach has been available to guide teachers through the...
This paper compares and contrasts the use of a percentage accuracy measure versus an information theory measure and illustrates why information theory may be appropriate in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as an additional measure of how well individuals can consistently...
In the main, the value of rate-enhancement techniques in prostheses for people with severe speech disorders has been judged on the basis of simple measures such as rate of composition and keysaving. Comparative studies have not been conducted into long-term effects of the use of such systems. In...
Many types of assistive communication devices have become available in the past decade for individuals requiring augmentative and alternative communication. Choosing appropriate devices is frequently a difficult decision, due in part, to the vast variety of available options. Device...
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