Communication access for a student with multiple disabilities: An interdisciplinary collaborative approach

Frances Layman*, Cathryn Crowle, John Ravenscroft

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Abstract

This case study highlights the challenges and outcomes of implementing assistive technology for a 17 year old school student with a profound hearing loss, and significant physical disabilities. It demonstrates the importance of a collaborative team approach and the benefits for the student of using assistive technology with regards to the development of self determination and social relationships. This article is of benefit for inter-professional teams working in special education, particularly with students with multiple disabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 13th International Conference, ICCHP 2012, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages353-360
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-31534-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-31533-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2012
Event13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 11 Jul 201213 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume7383 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2012
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period11/07/1213/07/12

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • and User Involvement
  • Assistive Technology
  • Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Design for All

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