Mandak, K., Light, J., & McNaughton, D. (2018, July). Dynamic text in visual scene displays: Supporting word reading in a preschooler with ASD.
- More than 90% of individuals with CCN enter adulthood without functional literacy skills (Foley & Wolter, 2010). As a result, they are severely restricted in their participation in education, employment, healthcare, and society.
- Typically, individuals with ASD & CCN who are non-literate useAAC systems/ apps with picture symbols. Eventually, these individuals who use symbol-based AAC need to transition to an orthographically based system. Currently no AAC apps support this transition from the use of graphic AAC symbols to the use of orthographic text.
- This study investigated the effects of the Transition to Literacy (T2L) software feature, used within a VSD app, on the sight word learning of a preschooler with ASD.
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