ERIC Number: ED342182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Methodological Issues in Research in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Proceedings from the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1st, Stockholm, Sweden, August 16-17, 1990).
Brodin, Jane, Ed.; Bjorck-Akesson, Eva, Ed.
This conference proceedings document serves to establish the state of the art, highlight important methodological and conceptual issues, and identify priorities for future research in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. The document includes the papers from two opening presentations, issue papers and reactant papers, a summary of the discussion in each session, a short conclusion, and a compendium of biographical sketches of participants. Papers given in the opening presentations were "Dialogism and the Orderliness of Conversation Disorders" (Per Linell) and "Evaluating the Efficacy of AAC Intervention for Children with Severe Disabilities" (Stephen Calculator). Topics for the six sessions include: (1) challenges in conducting observational research to address interaction issues in the AAC field; (2) issues in the research and development of technical aids in AAC; (3) methodological challenges in applying single case designs to problems in AAC; (4) methodological issues in research with individuals with cognitive disabilities; (5) methodological issues in the study of language development for children using AAC systems; (6) and cross fertilization between speech technology research for disabled and nondisabled persons. (JDD)
Descriptors: Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Mental Retardation, Observation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, Severe Disabilities, Speech Communication, Technology
ISAAC, P.O. Box 1762, Station R, Toronto, Ontario M4G 4A3 Canada (order no. 91311).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Handicap Inst., Vallingby (Sweden).; International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Toronto (Ontario).