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High-technology augmentative and alternative communication for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex communication needs: a meta-analysis

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TitleHigh-technology augmentative and alternative communication for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex communication needs: a meta-analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractThe use of mobile technology is ubiquitous in modern society and is rapidly increasing in novel use. The use of mobile devices and software applications (“apps”) as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is rapidly expanding in the community, and this is also reflected in the research literature. This article reports the social-communication outcome results of a meta-analysis of single-case experimental research on the use of high-tech AAC, including mobile devices, by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder. Following inclusion determination, and excluding studies with poor design quality, raw data from 24 publications were extracted and included 89 A-B phase contrasts. Tau-U nonparametric, non-overlap effect size was used to aggregate the results across all studies for an omnibus and moderator analyses. Kendall’s S was calculated for confidence intervals, p-values, and standard error. The omnibus analysis indicated overall low to moderate positive effects on social-communication outcomes for high-tech AAC use by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
AuthorsGanz, J. B., Morin K. L., Foster M. J., Vannest K. J., Genc-Tosun D., Gregori E. V., and Gerow S. L.
Year of Publication2017
PublicationAAC
Volume33
Issue4
Pages224-238
ISSN0743-4618 (print) 1477-3848 (online)
Publisher DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/07434618.2017.1373855
Keywords (MeSH)autism spectrum disorder, communication aids for disabled, developmental disabilities, intellectual disability, meta-analysis, mobile applications, mobile technology, research, software
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