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A Meta-Analysis of Single Case Research Studies on Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, March 2011
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Title
A Meta-Analysis of Single Case Research Studies on Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, March 2011
DOI 10.1007/s10803-011-1212-2
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Jennifer B. Ganz, Theresa L. Earles-Vollrath, Amy K. Heath, Richard I. Parker, Mandy J. Rispoli, Jaime B. Duran

Abstract

Many individuals with autism cannot speak or cannot speak intelligibly. A variety of aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) approaches have been investigated. Most of the research on these approaches has been single-case research, with small numbers of participants. The purpose of this investigation was to meta-analyze the single case research on the use of aided AAC with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Twenty-four single-case studies were analyzed via an effect size measure, the Improvement Rate Difference (IRD). Three research questions were investigated concerning the overall impact of AAC interventions on targeted behavioral outcomes, effects of AAC interventions on individual targeted behavioral outcomes, and effects of three types of AAC interventions. Results indicated that, overall, aided AAC interventions had large effects on targeted behavioral outcomes in individuals with ASD. AAC interventions had positive effects on all of the targeted behavioral outcome; however, effects were greater for communication skills than other categories of skills. Effects of the Picture Exchange Communication System and speech-generating devices were larger than those for other picture-based systems, though picture-based systems did have small effects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 4%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 266 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 74 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 15%
Student > Bachelor 38 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 10%
Unspecified 26 9%
Other 75 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 80 28%
Psychology 74 26%
Unspecified 35 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 7%
Computer Science 15 5%
Other 59 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 June 2015.
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#1,169,190
of 12,316,253 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#710
of 3,051 outputs
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#21,444
of 238,369 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#14
of 42 outputs
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