ERIC Number: EJ491024
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Selecting Augmentative Communication Devices for Persons with Severe Disabilities: Some Factors for Educational Teams to Consider.
Sigafoos, Jeff; Iacono, Teresa
Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities, v18 n3 p133-46 1993
This paper describes alternative or augmentative communication systems available for individuals with severe intellectual disabilities, focusing on aided systems along a continuum from low to high technology. Component characteristics and implementation characteristics are analyzed, including symbol options, message representation, message access, output options, expandability and portability, motivation, effects on vocalizations, and facilitation of social interactions. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Congress Issue I.