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A description of how three occupational therapists train children in using the scanning access technique

Jones, J., Stewart, H.,

Academic Literature

2004

Scanning is a technique that enables children with severe physical disabilities to access an augmentative and alternative communication device. This article seeks to explore the methods and rationale used by occupational therapists experienced in training scanning when teaching a child to scam. The results suggest that the process of training scanning is progressive and parallel, and inextricably linked to functional goals. However, it appears that therapists are not advancing clients beyond linear techniques or increasing the number of switches for increased speed of output. Recommendations for the provision of basic training are given.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Health and wellbeing

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