Visual Scene Displays (VSD): New AAC Interfaces for Persons With Aphasia Why was the VSD project initiated? Aphasia is a language impairment resulting from damage to the language centers and their connections in the brain. The lives of persons with chronic aphasia are profoundly changed by this condition, as are the lives of their significant others, including family members, friends, ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2006
Visual Scene Displays (VSD): New AAC Interfaces for Persons With Aphasia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Aimee Dietz
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Miechelle McKelvey
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Kearney, NE
  • David R. Beukelman
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Kearney & Medical Center, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2006
Visual Scene Displays (VSD): New AAC Interfaces for Persons With Aphasia
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2006, Vol. 15, 13-17. doi:10.1044/aac15.1.13
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2006, Vol. 15, 13-17. doi:10.1044/aac15.1.13
Acknowledgments
The authors would like to thank Pat and Rita, as well as their families, for their daily participation in the VSD project. Greg Lesher, Karen Hux, Kristy Weissling, Michelle Schmerbach, Jeff Higgin-botham, Susan Fager, and Janice Light have provided ongoing support of this project. The project is funded in part by the AAC-RERC, National Institute for Disability Rehabilitation and Research of the United State Department of Education under grant number H133E980026.
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