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Communicative spontaneity of children with high support needs who use augmentative and alternative communication systems II: Antecedents and effectiveness of communication

Aspects of the classroom environment relevant to the communicative spontaneity of 23 children with high support needs who used AAC were examined in this study.

Compendium of EBP Guidelines and Systematic Review

In the summer of 2005, staff of ASHA's National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) embarked upon a research project to identify and obtain clinical practice guidelines from all over the world related to audiology and/or speech-language pathology.

Complex contextual influences on the communicative interactions of students with multiple and severe disabilities

The aim of this study was to explore teachers' perceptions and experiences of supports and obstacles to engaging students with multiple and severe disabilities (MSD) in communicative interactions at school.

Comprehension of pictograms for pain quality and pain affect in adults with Down syndrome

Background Adults with Down syndrome (DS) are at risk for age-related painful physical conditions, but also for under-reporting pain. Pictograms may facilitate self-report of pain, because they...

Congenital cytomegalovirus is associated with severe forms of cerebral palsy and female sex in a retrospective population-based study

AIM: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection can result in poor outcomes including cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and comorbidities of CP reported to...

Effect of Caption Rate on the Comprehension of Educational Television Programmes by Deaf School Students

Television captioning has great potential to provide deaf children with access to the audio track of programmes. However, use of subtitles may be limited by the lower English literacy skills of...

Experiences of adults with complex communication needs receiving and using low tech AAC: An Australian context

This article seeks to investigate the experiences of adults with complex communication needs receiving low tech aided augmentative and communication (AAC) systems such as as pictures or charts. Overall, participants differed in using their AAC aids reflecting the benefits of multimodal options.

Expressive Communication of Children with Autism

In this, study, expressive communication of Australian and Taiwanese children with autism who had limited spoken language was observed in naturalistic settings.

Expressive communication of children with autism: the use of challenging behaviour

This article presents the findings on a study which investigates challenging behaviour among Australian and Taiwanese children with autism.

General practice registrars’ care of people with intellectual disabilities

The aim of the study was to elucidate the barriers experienced by general practice registrars in their provision of health care to people with intellectual disabilities.

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Research to Action Guides

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