Using Mobile Technology for Communication in the Educational Setting This article is intended to emphasize the importance of using a feature-matching process when identifying mobile technology systems for students with complex communication needs. The reader will be able to apply features of the needs and abilities of the student to the features of a mobile tech system (commercially available ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2015
Using Mobile Technology for Communication in the Educational Setting
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  • Meghan O'Brien
    Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / School-Based Settings / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2015
Using Mobile Technology for Communication in the Educational Setting
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2015, Vol. 24, 45-50. doi:10.1044/aac24.2.45
History: Received October 1, 2014 , Revised November 30, 2014 , Accepted December 31, 2014
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2015, Vol. 24, 45-50. doi:10.1044/aac24.2.45
History: Received October 1, 2014; Revised November 30, 2014; Accepted December 31, 2014

This article is intended to emphasize the importance of using a feature-matching process when identifying mobile technology systems for students with complex communication needs. The reader will be able to apply features of the needs and abilities of the student to the features of a mobile tech system (commercially available system with application) to determine if it is a match for the student. Case studies are used to illustrate the feature matching process in the school setting.

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