Authors: Bruno J, Trembath D
Title: Use of aided language stimulation to improve syntactic performance during a weeklong intervention program
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2006 22(4): 300-13
Year: 2006
Research Design: Case Series

This pilot study assessed the performance of nine children, aged 4;8-14;5, who used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems before and after a weeklong aided language stimulation intervention program. Pre/post test data were analyzed to evaluate the participants' syntactic complexity when using (a) a manual communication board and (b) a dynamic display speech generating device (DD-SGD). Results indicate that most participants improved their syntactic performance and that these gains were more pronounced when the participants used a manual communication board as compared with a DD-SGD. There was considerable individual variation in performance.

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