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Designing AAC Systems for Children with Autism: Evidence from Eye Tracking Research

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TitleDesigning AAC Systems for Children with Autism: Evidence from Eye Tracking Research
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractAutism is associated with a range of language difficulties that impact communication, behaviour management, and education. Consequently, a variety of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies may be employed to support people with autism to communicate. There is a growing body of evidence concerning the visual attention of individuals with autism, which may be relevant to AAC interventions. This review draws on evidence from eye tracking research specifically to inform the design of AAC systems for people with autism. In addition, we discuss the future of AAC for individuals with autism in light of relevant technological developments, and raise questions for future research.
AuthorsGillespie-Smith, K., and Fletcher-Watson S.
Year of Publication2014
PublicationJournal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume30
Issue2
Pages160-171
ISSN0743-4618 (print), 1477-3848 (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07434618.2014.905635
Keywords (MeSH)attention, autistic disorder, communication aids for disabled, eye movements