Children's preference for and use of three different Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems


Introduction: Three common alternative methods of communication for children with Autism are: (a) manual signs, (b) picture-exchange communication, and (c) use of an electronic speech-generating device, such as an iPad used as... [ view full abstract ]

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The research described received ethical clearance from Victoria University of Wellington's human ethics committee, parents of children in the study received full study information and provided informed consent. All participant... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Dean Sutherland (University of Canterbury)
  2. Jeff Sigafoos (Victoria University)
  3. Larah Van Der Meer (Victoria University)
  4. Laurie Mclay (University of Canterbury)

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Topics: Research


S18 » Symposia: Using technology to communicate or empower II (16:20 - Saturday, 17th September, Tinto Room)

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