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There are so many access strategies to consider NEW!!

When you are contemplating access, think about these under-utilized strategies. They each have their advantages and disadvantages.

Some Indirect Selection strategies:

Morse Code

Here is video of Kristin using her current Morse code technique when interviewing a professional for her work with Washington Research Institute.

Kristin is shown  seated in her  power wheelchair looking at  her communication device.

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Partner Assisted Scanning

Here is Adrienne's mother using partner assisted scanning with her daughter to spell out the beginning of a word. That first letter then helps her understand what Adrienne had said. This is a speech supplementation technique, but it is using Partner Assisted Scanning as access:

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This clip is in lower quality format for the web. Find the entire high quality video on the Social Networks DVD available from Augmentative Communication, Inc. and Attainment Company.

 

Here is a clinician using Partner Assisted Scanning with Kristin as a young girl.

Kristin at the age of 9, seated in her wheelchair with a spelling board on the laptray

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Lesser known Direct Selection strategies:

Eye Gaze

This child is learning eye-gaze as a selection method:

The clinician offers two choices and then waits until she looks at the toy, at the clinician and then back at the toy (triadic eye gaze) before she gives her the toy.

A young girl is sitting in a high chair.

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Kristin also learned to use an eye-code strategy:

Although we don't have original video of her using this strategy as a child, it was one of the first ways in which she communicated through spelling. Here she is using it as an adult.

Kristin is shown  looking to her left at an assistant who is not yet in view.

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