Authors: Lasker J, Hux K, Garrett KL, Moncrief EM, Elscheid TJ
Title: Variations on the written choice communication strategy for individuals with severe aphasia
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication 1997 13(2): 108-116
Year: 1997
Research Design: Single Case Design

The Written Choice Communication Strategy (K. Garrett, 1993) is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technique designed to enhance the quality and efficiency of communication for people with severe aphasia. This paper presents the results of a study employing an alternating treatment design to examine the relative contributions of auditory and visual information to the Written Choice process. In 3 conditions (auditory only, visual only, and standard Written Choice), 3 adults with severe aphasia responded to questions regarding Norman Rockwell pictures. Results reveal different accuracy patterns for each S across the 3 conditions. Implications for applying AAC strategies to the treatment of severe aphasia are discussed.

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