SIG 12 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 1, April 2012
In this issue of Perspectives, we explore strategies for maintaining communication competency when transitioning from PECS to SGDs, and the design and evaluation of a new AAC interface strategy for people with complex communication needs and severe physical limitations. Additionally, we consider reducing attention demands to increase communication rates, and share the role of visuospatial and temporal memory as a requirement for effective communicators.
You will be able to:
- identify teaching strategies that are part of the PECS protocol used in initial SGD training
- describe how Gesture-Enhanced-Word Prediction (GWP) eliminates the challenges related to traditional dwell access to AAC technology
- describe ways in which the demands of attention are amplified when using aided AAC rather than spoken language
- describe the current research conducted on AAC symbol identification and the role object-location memory has on it
- describe three clinical considerations for identifying, locating, and sequencing symbols from a visuospatial and temporal memory perspective
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