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Adjusting dysarthric speech signals to be more intelligible

Adjusting dysarthric speech signals to be more intelligible, Rudzicz, F. , Computer Speech & Language, Volume 27, Issue 6, p.1163-1177, (2013)
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Supporting Personal Narrative for Children with Complex Communication Needs

Supporting Personal Narrative for Children with Complex Communication Needs, Black, R., Waller A., Turner R., and Reiter E. , ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), Volume 19, Issue 2, p.1-35, (2012)
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Effects of parent instruction on the symbolic communication of children using augmentative and alternative communication during storybook reading (summary)

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Story books are very important in developing early language skills for all children. Children with telling than children without disabilities due to adult communication partners not facilitating their communication behaviours.

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Effects of parent instruction on the symbolic communication of children using augmentative and alternative communication during storybook reading (short summary)

teaching
parents
 
to
use
symbols
in
story
telling

The authors investigated the effect of training mothers of children with little or no functional speech in the use of the Improving Partner Applications of Augmentative Communication Techniques (ImPAACT) program, and looked into how this affected their children's use of communicative turn-taking when reading story books together.

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Technology for people, not disabilities: ensuring access and inclusion (short summary)

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The authors discuss ways in which technology designed to benefit people with disabilities can actually create subtle forms of social exclusion.

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Technology for people, not disabilities: ensuring access and inclusion (summary)

Technology
for
access
 
and
inclusion

Background The authors considered that the recent rapid development of communication technology should break down barriers and increase access for people with disabilities. However they believe that although they are associated with access and integration the new technologies can actually create social exclusion for disabled people, either around the way in which they are used and prescribed or, less obviously, where the design of technology assumes that users will confirm to societal norms.

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