Caron, J., Holyfield, C., Knudtson, C., Light, J., McNaughton, D. (2016, November). Grid displays to literacy: Effect of dynamic text on word reading for individuals with ASD. Presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA. [Handout ].
In this research study, children and adolescents with ASD made use of a Transition to Literacy feature in an AAC app; that is, the selection of a graphic item by a participant resulted in both voice output and the dynamic presentation of text (i.e., the word). All five participants demonstrated gains in single word reading performance after using AAC software that included the Transition to Literacy feature.