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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.

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...

Disability, the use of aids and the role of the environment

This report provides a broad-scale picture of the association between disability and the environment in Australia, by providing information on some of the environmental factors important to people with disabilities in Australia.

Effectiveness of electronic aids to daily living: Increased independence and decreased frustration

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a short-term trial of electronic aids to daily living on people’s perceived levels of independence and frustration when using mains-powered or infrared controlled appliances.

Evaluating communication training for paid carers of people with traumatic brain injury

This paper aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a communication training programme for paid carers to improve their conversational interactions with people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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.

Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities

This collection houses Volume 1 of the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities published by the CSUN Center on Disabilities.

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Research to Action Guides

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