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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.

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

This paper investigated how the rate of television caption delivery affects the reading comprehension of children with deafness. Comprehension was uniformly higher at 90 and 120 words per minute (wpm) than at 180 wpm.

Electronic assistive technology used by people with acquired brain injury in shared supported accommodation: Implications for occupational therapy

Introduction: People with severe acquired brain injury often require lifetime support, sometimes received from paid workers if living in shared supported accommodation. Electronic assistive...

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

This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program - a program which is designed to develop symbolic communication for individuals with autism through the use of a high-tech alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) device.

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.

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.

Joint attention, language, social relating, and stereotypical behaviours in children with autistic disorder

This study aimed to investigate the relationships between abilities to initiate and respond to joint attention and symptoms of autism that have, and have not, been theoretically linked to joint attention.

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