Roles of Speech Output in Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Narrative ReviewBy Schlosser, Ralf W.; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 5-27
Publication Date: March 2002
Narrative review discussing the roles of speech output technology used in communication. The effects of speech generating devices are discussed in terms of how they compare to other augmentative and alternative communication devices. A study is described that evaluated peer perception of a 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and complex communication needs. The boy’s peers viewed two videotapes of the boy engaged in interaction. In one tape, the participant used a DeltaTalker with DECTalk Perfect Paul, and in the other tape, the speech output was edited from the conversation. The participant’s peers responded more favorably when the boy communicated with speech output than when the speech output was omitted.
Assistive Products Discussed: DECTALK ACCESS 32
DELTATALKER WITH CONTROL PANEL WINDOW & DELTATALKER WITHOUT CONTROL PANEL WINDOW
Published by: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) (Website:http://www.isaac-online.org)
Link to text: http://www.slpa.neu.edu/people/schlosser/8_Schlosser2003.pdf
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J47014