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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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Using Mobile Technology for Communication in the Educational Setting

This article emphasized the importance of implementing a feature matching process during assessment to match the strengths and needs of the users to the features of an AAC system. Case studies were used to illustrate the feature matching process. It … Continue reading

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Incorporating Mobile Phone Technologies to Expand Evidence-Based Care

Community-based clinicians charged with transporting evidence-based interventions beyond research and training clinics are in turn, ideally and uniquely situated to capitalize on mobile phone uptake and functionality to bridge the efficacy to effectiveness gap. The authors delineate key considerations to … Continue reading

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Evaluating Social Media’s Capacity to Develop Engaged Audiences in Health Promotion Settings

This article defines engagement in social media, describes its value in maximizing the potential of social media in health promotion, proposes an evaluation hierarchy for social media engagement, and uses Twitter as a case study to illustrate how the hierarchy … Continue reading

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Emerging Evidence for Instructional Practice – Repeated Viewings of Sign Language Models

The authors reported that the majority of students who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) receive educational services in their local schools where educators frequently lack proficient sign language skills. One way to provide fluent sign language models is through the … Continue reading

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Comparing the Impact of Online and Face-to-Face Professional Development in the Context of Curriculum Implementation

This study examined differences in teacher and student learning from professional development (PD) in online and face-to-face settings. Findings indicate that teachers and students exhibited significant gains in both conditions, and that there was no significant difference between conditions. Fishman, … Continue reading

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A Field Study of Telepractice for School Intervention Using the ASHA NOMS K-12 Database

This article describes the characteristics and effectiveness of a telepractice speech-language therapy program for school-age children. The telepractice service delivery model was effective for most students included in the study. Gabel, Rodney, Grogan-Johnson, Sue, Alvares, Robin, Bechstein, Leah, and Taylor, … Continue reading

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