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Augmentative and alternative communication interventions for persons with developmental disablities: narrative review of comparative single-subject experimental studies

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Schlosser, R and Sigafoos, J, Augmentative and alternative communication interventions for persons with developmental disablities: narrative review of comparative single-subject experimental studies, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 27, (1) pp. 1-29. ISSN 0891-4222 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2004.04.004

Abstract

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as an area of clinical and educational practice involves a myriad of decisions related to the symbols, devices, and strategies from which each client must choose. These decision-making points can be productively informed through evidence from comparative intervention studies. The purpose of this review was to synthesize comparative AAC intervention studies using single-subject experimental designs involving participants with developmental disabilities. Following a systematic search, each qualifying study was reviewed in terms of a priori determined appraisal criteria, and summarized in tabular format. Studies were divided into three groups according to their study of aided approaches, unaided approaches, or a combination of both. Results are discussed in terms of methodological adequacy of the studies and their implications for future research and practice. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Special Needs Education
Author:Sigafoos, J (Professor Jeffrey Sigafoos)
ID Code:39145
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:51
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2006-04-05
Last Modified:2006-04-05
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