Community Support and Cognitive Science Help Non-Speaking Autistics Flourish

6/6/2024; 39 minutes

As part of the 2024 Developmental Disabilities Conference, Vikram Jaswal, Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, presents research using objective measurements of eye gaze and speed of movements. He demonstrates that prompting by supporters is not a plausible explanation for the success nonspeaking autistic people have had communicating using letterboards held by a trained Communication Regulation Partner. He also presents data that nonspeaking autistic people can tolerate Augmentative Reality headsets and engage with virtual buttons to play games and point to letters on a virtual letterboard. Recorded on 03/08/2024. (#39750)

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