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"Supporting Communication of Individuals with Minimal Movement"


"Supporting Communication of Individuals with Minimal Movement"

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This webcast from the University of Nebraska discusses communication support for people who have minimal movement resulting from disorders such as ALS, brainstem strokes and Myasthenia Gravis.  AAC devices with various interfaces are discussed. 
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 16, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 21, 2011
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Submitter: L Warner


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  • User Rating: 3 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
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Primary Audience: Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Flash 6 or later; Windows MediaPlayer 9 or higher
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Cathy Thomas
3 years ago

Cathy Thomas (Health Care Professional)

The site provided ways to use technology to help people communicate however, in the real world it is not that simple.  A student who has no real world experience with these devices not only has to teach the patient but the family and the staff.  The site does not help with the "buy-in" that is needed for the use of technology to be truly useful.  This is the main reason I would be hesitant to use it in the classroom as a teaching tool.

On the positive side, it does give plenty of ideas for laser points, eye gaze and other non-traditional ways to use communication boards with our patients who are otherwise unable to use devices.        

Technical Remarks:

good quality - the presentation was also available in PDF and or TXT formats for download. 

Time spent reviewing site: less than hour