Enhancing Literacy Development Through AAC TechnologiesBy Sturm, Janet M.; Erickson, Karen; Yoder, David E.; Assistive Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 71-80
Publication Date: Summer 2002
Article discusses factors influencing literacy among students who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), including reading and writing capabilities of students who use AAC, instruction in general education classrooms, and technology to support literacy instruction and learning. For example, a number of software tools are available that are designed to complement literacy learning. Such tools focus on skills such as spelling, word recognition, and vocabulary acquisition, all of which can be practiced via drills, tutorials, and interactive games. The authors contend that literacy learning should be a primary concern among AAC technology developers to provide access to education for students who use AAC. Priorities for future research and technology developments are discussed.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48249