Families with young children with autism often report increased engagement in solitary video watching and media use by their child, as well as the child’s strong attention to certain characters or experiences within favorite videos. Providing access to communication through use of video VSD technology with embedded high-interest videos allows opportunities for participation and social interaction between child and communication partner during the video-watching routine. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of video VSDs on symbolic communicative turns taken by preschoolers with ASD and CCN during a shared activity. Results of the study will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to experiment with the tablet technology.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania