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Few assessment tools are available to evaluate the integrity of semantic processing in persons with aphasia. Because augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for persons with aphasia often use semantically organized selection sets, a procedure is needed for evaluating the...
Some statistical techniques used in AAC papers are examined using two recent publications as examples. It is urged that authors be meticulous in their presentation and interpretation of results based on statistical analyses, and that referees should review such presentations with due care.
Eight nonspeaking and eight nondisabled preschool children, 5 to 7 years of age, were studied with respect to phonologic abilities and literacy competence. The groups were matched for age and intellectual level. Both groups performed comparably on tests of phonologic awareness. The comparison...
This study examined the effectiveness of using dual communication boards (one for the student and one for the communication partner) on increasing nontask-related communication between students and coworkers at community-based vocational training sites. Three students with mental retardation and...
This study examines the influence of a word prediction feature on several measures of user performance during text entry tasks. Fourteen subjects transcribed text with and without a word prediction feature for seven test sessions. Eight subjects were able-bodied and used mouthstick typing, while...
Over the past few years, both augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consumers and professionals have become increasingly concerned about the problems faced by persons with severe speech and writing impairments in the area of employment. This is no less true for persons with...
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