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Evaluation of the Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) program with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Australia,

Published Literature

2013

The Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program is designed to develop symbolic communication for individuals with autism through the use of a high-tech alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) device. These devices are loaded with Minspeak software, which delivers text and voice output in response to specific keystroke sequences on a visual interface. The system is based on a relatively small set of key vocabulary items, underpinned by rules and patterns that allow a wide range of sequences, phrases and sentences to be constructed around these items.

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the LAMP program. In addition to gathering data on students’ functional communication skills pre- and post-intervention, the research also includes interviews with parents and teachers to gather their views on how the LAMP program had impacted their child’s or student’s skill level and emotional well-being.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Autism Spectrum Australia report

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Education, Transport and communication

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