Representational Strategies Another theme emerging within the AAC-RERC is the investigation of representational strategies in AAC technologies. Researchers at Penn State University are comparing the graphic representations of concepts produced by children from diverse cultural backgrounds with current AAC symbols. Researchers at the University of Nebraska are investigating the use of personalized ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2002
Representational Strategies
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Janice Light
    Department of Educational and School Psychology and Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • David R. Beukelman
    Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Professional Issues & Training / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Articles
Article   |   August 01, 2002
Representational Strategies
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2002, Vol. 11, 20-21. doi:10.1044/aac11.2.20
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2002, Vol. 11, 20-21. doi:10.1044/aac11.2.20
Another theme emerging within the AAC-RERC is the investigation of representational strategies in AAC technologies. Researchers at Penn State University are comparing the graphic representations of concepts produced by children from diverse cultural backgrounds with current AAC symbols. Researchers at the University of Nebraska are investigating the use of personalized digital photos as an interface for individuals with aphasia and researchers at Penn State are investigating the use of integrated scene layouts as realized in personalized digital photos with young children with significant disabilities who require AAC.
Purpose: The goals of this study are: (a) to investigate the graphic representations (drawings) of early emerging language concepts produced by children from different cultural backgrounds; (b) to compare these representations to those of current AAC symbols; and (c) to investigate children’s understanding of current AAC symbols.
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