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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.

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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.

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

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people's
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technology
 
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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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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AAC adults acquired neurological conditions (summary)

AAC
adult
acquired
conditions

This article is about people who have grown up with typical speech and language skills. They have lost those skills for a number of reasons, as detailed below. 


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