ERIC Number: ED446404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
AAC Best Practice Using Automated Language Activity Monitoring.
Hill, Katya; Romich, Barry
This brief paper describes automated language activity monitoring (LAM), an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methodology for the collection, editing, and analysis of language data in structured or natural situations with people who have severe communication disorders. The LAM function records each language event (letters, words, phrases, sentences) from the AAC system and attaches a time stamp. The data stored in the LAM is then periodically uploaded to a computer for editing and analysis. This paper briefly discusses collecting language samples, processing raw LAM data, analyzing LAM data, and privacy concerns. It is felt that LAM can be useful in the areas of clinical intervention, outcomes measurement, and research in providing objective data on the quality and quantity of communication performance. (Contains 13 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Conference of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (9th, Washington, DC, August 2-6, 2000).