Towards a narrative-based augmentative communication system

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    Augmentative communication systems enable non-speaking people to communicate using letters, words, phrases and sentences. Few systems provide support for longer lengths of text despite the fact that most day-to-day conversation is characterized by 'story telling'. This paper discusses the need for communication systems to facilitate this type of interaction, whilst allowing for other modes of communication A case history detailing the use of a prototype system with an adult with dysphasia illustrates that providing augmentative communication should not be restricted to expression of 'needs and wants', but should enable the non-speaking individual to share past experience and future hopes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)289-306
    Number of pages18
    JournalEuropean Journal of Disorders of Communication
    Issue numberS3
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997


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