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there is a vast array of AAC equipment which mirrors the individual needs of people who may use AAC and to determine the right specification for an individual they should have a specialised assessment which considers a number of equipment options

Evaluation of language and communication skills in adult key word signing users with intellectual disability: Advantages of a narrative task (short summary)

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narrative
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Narrative skills are those skills needed to tell stories or recount things that have happened. The ability to use narrative depends on a wide range of language, communication and cognitive skills. The use of narrative can be a way of gathering information about language content and form in a short period of time but in the main this type of task has not been used with adults with intellectual disability (ID), particularly those who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

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Mobile Technology: Benefits and Challenges (short summary)

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Challenges

The authors reviewed the development of AAC apps for iPads and other mobile technology. They suggested several benefits which might be gained from the use of these, but also identified a number of potential problems. Some areas for future research and development in this area are suggested.


Added to site January 2014


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