Interaction of participant characteristics and type of AAC with individuals with ASD : a meta-analysis

By: Ganz, Jennifer B.
Contributor(s): Boles, Margot B | Davis, John L | Goodwyn, Fara D | Heath, Amy K | Mason, Rose A.
Series: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 119 (6) 2014: 516-535. 2014Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume Subject(s): META ANALYSIS | AUTISM | COMPARATIVE STUDIES | EFFECTIVENESS | ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION | Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) | Speech Generating Devices (SGD)Summary: Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and complex communication needs often rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as a means of functional communication. This meta-analysis investigated how individual characteristics moderate effectiveness of three types of aided AAC: the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), speech-generating devices (SGDs), and other picture-based AAC. Effectiveness was measured via the Improvement Rate Difference.
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Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and complex communication needs often rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as a means of functional communication. This meta-analysis investigated how individual characteristics moderate effectiveness of three types of aided AAC: the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), speech-generating devices (SGDs), and other picture-based AAC. Effectiveness was measured via the Improvement Rate Difference.

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