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This database contains 3 studies, archived under the term: "communication aids for disabled"

Persons with Alzheimer’s disease make phone calls independently using a computer-aided telephone system

This study assessed whether four patients with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease could make independent phone calls via a computer-aided telephone system. The study was carried out according to a non-concurrent multiple baseline design across participants. All participants started with baseline during which the telephone system was not available, and continued with intervention in which […]

Technology-aided verbal instructions to help persons with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s disease perform daily activities

These two studies extended previous research on the use of verbal instructions and support technology for helping persons with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s disease perform daily activities. Study I included seven participants who were to carry out one of two previously targeted activities (i.e., either coffee preparation or table setting). Study II included four participants […]

Using Talking Mats to support communication in persons with Huntington’s disease

Background: Many individuals with Huntington’s disease experience reduced functioning in cognition, language and communication. Talking Mats is a visually based low technological augmentative communication framework that supports communication in people with different cognitive and communicative disabilities.; Aims: To evaluate Talking Mats as a communication tool for people in the later stages of Huntington’s disease.; Methods& […]

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