Organizational Strategies Little research evidence exists on how best to organize the language people need to retrieve so they can communicate most efficiently and effectively using AAC technologies. Little is also known about the processes involved in learning retrieval strategies for different populations across the lifespan. What we do know is that ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2002
Organizational Strategies
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • David R. Beukelman
    Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Janice Light
    Department of Educational and School Psychology and Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
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Development / Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   August 01, 2002
Organizational Strategies
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2002, Vol. 11, 14-17. doi:10.1044/aac11.2.14
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2002, Vol. 11, 14-17. doi:10.1044/aac11.2.14
Little research evidence exists on how best to organize the language people need to retrieve so they can communicate most efficiently and effectively using AAC technologies. Little is also known about the processes involved in learning retrieval strategies for different populations across the lifespan. What we do know is that today’s organizational systems in AAC devices are often difficult for service providers and for augmented communicators to learn. We also know that the best ways to organize language on AAC devices are unlikely to be the same for young children as for adults or for those with and without cognitive/linguistic impairments.
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