Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This research paper will review current research concerning the acquisition, transparency, and recall of various types of symbol sets and their use as part of an augmentative and adaptive communication (AAC) system for students with severe mental disabilities. The types of symbols sets include: Object symbol sets (nonidentical objects, miniature objects), Photographic symbol sets (identical colored photographs, nonidentical colored photographs, black-and-white photographs), Graphic symbol sets [Picuture Communication Symbols (PCS), Picsyms, Rebus, Self-Talk, and Blisssymbols], and Orthographic symbol sets (written words). It will look at the rate of acquisition, transparency, & recall of these symbol sets. Recommendations will be made concerning the effectiveness of types of symbol sets as a means of communication for students with severe mental disabilities.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©1994 Clair J. Judas
Judas, Clair J., "A comparison of the symbol sets used for augmentative and adaptive communication" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 2661.