Communicative Spontaneity of Children With High Support Needs who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems II: Antecedents and Effectiveness of CommunicationBy Carter, Mark; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 155-169
Publication Date: September 2003
Study is the second in a two part series that aims to evaluate the communicative spontaneity of 23 children with high support needs who utilized AAC. Antecedents associated with different communication modes and the effectiveness of requesting and rejection were examined. Most communication was identified as occurring in natural routines, while aided AAC was mostly associated with prompts, such as questions and system presentation. In relation to functions such as rejecting and requesting, the probability of communication being successful was found to decrease with increased spontaneity. Implications for future research are discussed.
Published by: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) (Website:http://www.isaac-online.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J46304