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Exploring the impact of cognition on young children's ability to navigate a speech-generating device.
Augment Altern Commun. 2013 Dec; 29(4):347-59.AA

Abstract

This study examined the impact of cognition on young children's ability to navigate a speech-generating device (SGD) with dynamic paging. Knowledge of which cognitive factors impact navigational skills could help clinicians select the most appropriate SGD for children who have complex communication needs. A total of 65 typically developing children aged 48-77 months were assessed using the Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised (Leiter-R) and the Automated Working Memory Assessment (AWMA). Although significant correlations were found between the ability to navigate an SGD (using a taxonomic organization) and all cognitive factors except for cognitive flexibility, a stepwise linear regression revealed that sustained attention, categorization, and fluid reasoning were the most pragmatic set of factors to predict navigational skills. Future studies are needed to further understand the factors that impact children's navigational skills.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Speech-Language Pathology Program.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24229338

Citation

Robillard, Manon, et al. "Exploring the Impact of Cognition On Young Children's Ability to Navigate a Speech-generating Device." Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985), vol. 29, no. 4, 2013, pp. 347-59.
Robillard M, Mayer-Crittenden C, Roy-Charland A, et al. Exploring the impact of cognition on young children's ability to navigate a speech-generating device. Augment Altern Commun. 2013;29(4):347-59.
Robillard, M., Mayer-Crittenden, C., Roy-Charland, A., Minor-Corriveau, M., & Bélanger, R. (2013). Exploring the impact of cognition on young children's ability to navigate a speech-generating device. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985), 29(4), 347-59. https://doi.org/10.3109/07434618.2013.849754
Robillard M, et al. Exploring the Impact of Cognition On Young Children's Ability to Navigate a Speech-generating Device. Augment Altern Commun. 2013;29(4):347-59. PubMed PMID: 24229338.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Exploring the impact of cognition on young children's ability to navigate a speech-generating device. AU - Robillard,Manon, AU - Mayer-Crittenden,Chantal, AU - Roy-Charland,Annie, AU - Minor-Corriveau,Michèle, AU - Bélanger,Roxanne, PY - 2013/11/16/entrez PY - 2013/11/16/pubmed PY - 2014/7/6/medline SP - 347 EP - 59 JF - Augmentative and alternative communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985) JO - Augment Altern Commun VL - 29 IS - 4 N2 - This study examined the impact of cognition on young children's ability to navigate a speech-generating device (SGD) with dynamic paging. Knowledge of which cognitive factors impact navigational skills could help clinicians select the most appropriate SGD for children who have complex communication needs. A total of 65 typically developing children aged 48-77 months were assessed using the Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised (Leiter-R) and the Automated Working Memory Assessment (AWMA). Although significant correlations were found between the ability to navigate an SGD (using a taxonomic organization) and all cognitive factors except for cognitive flexibility, a stepwise linear regression revealed that sustained attention, categorization, and fluid reasoning were the most pragmatic set of factors to predict navigational skills. Future studies are needed to further understand the factors that impact children's navigational skills. SN - 1477-3848 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24229338/Exploring_the_impact_of_cognition_on_young_children L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/07434618.2013.849754 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -