Our research on Alzheimer's Disease addresses the input mode or level of symbol that optimizes AAC device use for persons with moderate dementia. We compare the effectiveness of abstract symbols (printed words), two-dimensional symbols (colored photographs) and three-dimensional symbols (small objects) in AAC devices.
- The Effect of Voice Output on AAC-Supported Conversations of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease
- AAC Strategies and Tools for Persons with Dementia - Online version - ASHA Website
- Symbols and Output Modes for Augmented Conversation in Moderate Dementia
- ASHA, Variable Effects of AAC Input/output on Conversations in Dementia
- Supporting Conversation in Persons with AD, (Toronto, Canada), Festival of International Conference on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (Toronto, Canada), June, 2007.
- ISAAC (Natal, Brazil), Linguistic Access to Different Symbol Types by Persons with Dementia, October, 2004
- Communication Supports for Persons with Dementia
- ISAAC (Dusseldorf, Germany), Can We Augment Conversation for Persons with Dementia?, 2006
- ISAAC (Montreal, Canada), AAC is a Semantic Prime for Conversations in Moderate Alzheimer's Disease, 2008
- AAC Rehabilitation for Conversation in Dementia
- Effectiveness of AAC in Individuals with Degenerative Language Disorders