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A Summary of the Communication and Literacy Evidence-Based Practices for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, and Deafblind

The Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center at the University of Florida is a national technical assistance center dedicated to supporting states in their efforts to develop teachers and leaders who can successfully prepare students with … Continue reading

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Effects of a Triadic Parent-Implemented Home-Based Communication Intervention for Toddlers

The authors used a series of three multiple-baseline single-case studies with replication across nine parent–child dyads to evaluate the effects of a parent-implemented communication intervention on parent and child communication for toddlers with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental … Continue reading

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Evaluating iPad Technology for Enhancing Communication Skills of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

The authors suggested that mobile technology has introduced a new communication opportunity for students with autism spectrum disorder. Tablets, like the iPad, allow users to customize applications for their needs. Users also have found iPads to be less stigmatizing because … Continue reading

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AbleNet Assistive Technology webinars

AbleNet University offers live and recorded webinars about AT/Switches, Autism/UDL, Communication, Curriculum, iDevice/Computer, and more. AbleNew University http://www.ablenetinc.com/AbleNet-University

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Efficacy of Handheld Electronic Visual Supports to Enhance Vocabulary in Children With ASD

This study involved the implementation of an alternating-treatment design to investigate the effects of tablet computer-based visual scripts on vocabulary use in three 8- to 14-year-old children with autism. Results indicated that participants showed increased use of verbs or nouns … Continue reading

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The Language of extraversion – Extraverted people talk more abstractly, introverts are more concrete

In this study investigating the link between extraversion and language abstraction, the authors report the findings suggest that the verbal style of extraverts is characterized by a higher level of abstract interpretation and that introverts tend to use concrete facts. … Continue reading

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Pragmatic language difficulties in children with hyperactivity and attention problems

The authors note that pragmatic language difficulties are common in children with features of ADHD, and suggest the importance of pragmatic language competency for children’s social and academic functioning, pragmatic language abilities should be considered during clinical assessment for ADHD … Continue reading

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