Navbar
Content

technology

The use of social media by adults with acquired conditions who use AAC: current gaps and considerations in research (summary)

 
The
 
use
 
of
social
media
 
by
adults
 
with
acquired
 
conditions
 
who
 
use
AAC:
 
current
gaps
 
and
considerations
 
in
research

Background

There are increasing numbers of adults with acquired neurological disorders who might use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The range of disorders is diverse, including stroke, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, head and neck cancer, traumatic brain injury etc.

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

The use of social media by adults with acquired conditions who use AAC: current gaps and considerations in research (short summary)

 
The
 
use
 
of
social
media
 
by
adults
 
with
acquired
 
conditions
 
who
 
use
AAC:
 
current
gaps
 
and
considerations
 
in
research

This paper considers the use of social media for communication by adults with a range of acquired neurological disorders. It briefly reviews the limited research into social media use by this population and discusses both positive and negative aspects.
The author aims to summarise recent research findings on adults with acquired conditions who use AAC and social media, identify gaps and priorities for future research in this area and suggest how the research might be performed. Seven priority areas for research to develop the evidence base in this field are identified and discussed.

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

Social media experiences of adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (summary)

Social
Media
 
Experiences
 
of
People
 
with
Cerebral Palsy
 
who
 
use
AAC

Background

Recent developments in technology have increased opportunities for communication through social media.

For people who use augmentative and alternative communication (PWUAAC) the new opportunities are not always matched by improved access.

A much lower percentage of people with disabilities use the internet than those without disabilities across all age groups. People who do not have internet access might become isolated compared to those who do.

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

Social media experiences of adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (short summary)

Social
Media
 
Experiences
 
of
People
 
with
Cerebral Palsy
 
who
 
use
AAC

Recent developments in technology have increased opportunities for communication through social media, however for people who use augmentative and alternative communication (PWUAAC) the new opportunities are not always matched by improved access.

A much lower percentage of people with disabilities use the internet than those without disabilities across all age groups.

This study looked at the views and experiences of adults who have cerebral palsy about using social media.

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

Eye gaze technology: a South African perspective (summary)

Eye-gaze
 
technology:
 
a
South African
 
perspective

Background

This study looks at Bronfenbrenner’s biological theory of human development as a framework for describing the ways in which environmental influences can support or hinder the use of assistive technology, specifically eye-gaze controlled communication for young children with disabilities. The theory uses the ‘model of the ecology as nested systems’, dividing influencing factors into:

Microsystems – the immediate environment within which the child functions.

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

Eye gaze technology: a South African perspective (short summary)

Eye-gaze
 
technology:
 
a
South African
 
perspective

This study uses two South African case reports to look at Bronfenbrenner’s biological theory of human development as a framework for describing the ways in which environmental influences can support or hinder the use of assistive technology, specifically eye-gaze controlled communication for young children with disabilities.

They identify factors in a number of different ‘systems’ around the child that could influence how successful they were in developing use of high tech systems for communication.

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

Happy and excited: Perceptions of using digital technology and social media by young people who use augmentative and alternative communication (summary)

Young
people's
use
of
technology
 
and
social
media

Background

Digital Technology (DT) and online social media (OSM) are now an important part of life for adolescents and young adults. The UK government believes that the use of these can increase opportunities for social inclusion.

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

Happy and excited: Perceptions of using digital technology and social media by young people who use augmentative and alternative communication (short summary)

Young
people's
use
of
technology
 
and
social
media

The authors used semi-structured interviews to investigate how adolescents and young adults who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) feel about the use of digital technology (DT) and online social media (OSM).

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

Visual support for language in ASD (summary)

Visual
support
for
language
in
autism

What was the aim of the study? This paper described an approach to AAC called the Visual Immersion Program, which helps children with autism spectrum disorders learn language and communicate.

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 

Visual support for language in ASD (short summary)

Visual
support
for
language
in
autism

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have developed an approach to AAC for children with ASD. The Visual Immersion Program builds on strengths that many children with ASD already have in order to teach them about language, communication and other skills. The program can be used on technology that is readily available on today's market; it does not require specialized, purpose-built AAC systems.


Things you may want to look into:

webcast of Visual Immersion Program

Tags: 
Tags: 
Tags: 
Syndicate content