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The Impact of Contextualization and Personal Relevance on Communicative Performance by People with Severe Aphasia

McKelvey, Miechelle and Hux, Karen and Beukelman, David and Deitz, Aimee
The Impact of Contextualization and Personal Relevance on Communicative Performance by People with Severe Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine how best to represent information in AAC systems for people with moderate/severe/profound chronic aphasia. The researcher hypothesized that people with moderate/severe/profound chronic aphasia will use AAC systems more efficiently and effectively when information is represented through personally-relevant highly contextualized pictures rather than iconic symbols or non-personally relevant contextualized pictures. Data was collected from eight participants with moderate/severe/profound chronic aphasia. Results from eight participants indicated, that people with moderate/severe/profound chronic aphasia prefer and identify personally relevant highly contextualized pictures with greater accuracy than iconic symbols or non-personally relevant contextualized pictures.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1945
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.