Effect of a Training using Video VSDs On Peers’ Interpretations of Communication from Students with Multiple Disabilities (Holyfield et al., 2018)

Holyfield, C., Light, J., Drager, K., McNaughton, D., & Gormley, J. (2018, July). Effect of a training using video VSDs on peers’ interpretations of communication from students with multiple disabilities. Poster presented at the State of the Science Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (RERC on AAC), Arlington, Va. 

Holyfield et al. (2018) Poster

  • Individuals with multiple disabilities who communicate through presymbolic behaviors frequently display communication that is idiosyncratic and subtle
  • Unfortunately, these communicative behaviors often go unnoticed or misinterpreted by communication partners
  • This study investigated whether a training could teach middle-school peers of students with multiple disabilities how to accurately interpret presymbolc communicative behaviors

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