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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.


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Friday, December 15 • 8:30am - 9:20am
Evaluating Communication Apps Based on Current Research and Critical Criteria FILLING

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Communication is vital to interacting with the environment, making decisions about one's life, and inclusion across settings. To support communication for individuals who could benefit from alternative and augmentative communication, knowledge about the utility of common and popular technology, and evidence supporting its use is a requirement. This systematic review examines the existing body of research on augmentative and alternative communication in the form of applications for mobile devices. Findings provide evidence of limited quality research on communication apps. There is not enough research to identify these apps as research-based, but study results indicate apps are a promising technology with the potential for utility with individuals with complex communication support needs. A synthesis of guidelines for reviewing apps based on critical criteria is presented as a guide for evaluation of apps and matching apps to the needs of communicators.


Friday December 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:20am
L506 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Attendees (25)