Laubscher, E., Light, J. & McNaughton, D. (2018, July). Effects of video AAC technology on communication during play.
- Pretend play is an important context for learning social communication skills during childhood (Schuler & Wolfberg, 2000); however, many children with ASD are at risk for exclusion from play due to difficulty with both communication and play skills (Boudreau & Harvey, 2013).
- Many play-based interventions have been developed for children with ASD (e.g., Wolfberg, DeWitt, Young & Nguyen, 2015) but most do not provide an alternate means of expression for individuals with limited speech.
- Video VSDs may offer a platform that provides simultaneous support for both play skills (through video modeling) and communication (Light, McNaughton & Jakobs, 2014) for children with ASD.
- This study investigated the effects of video VSDs on the communication of a child with ASD and limited speech during pretend play with a typically developing peer.
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