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Session Code: 8163 Poster Board 453
Title: Gaze Toward Social Interactions in Photographs by Individuals With Autism: Implications for AAC Design
Day: Thursday, November 12, 2015 Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Colorado Convention Center Room: Hall EF
Session Format: Poster PDH(s): 15 Minutes


Presenter(s) (click the names to view bios and disclosures):
Jiali Liang, Pennsylvania St U (presenting author) |No Advance Handout Uploaded |No Final Presentation Uploaded
Krista Wilkinson, Pennsylvania St U |No Advance Handout Uploaded |No Final Presentation Uploaded
Christine Regiec, Pennsylvania St U |No Advance Handout Uploaded |No Final Presentation Uploaded


Abstract:
It is possible that visual scene displays containing human figures might provoke gaze avoidance in individuals with autism. We used eye-tracking technology to evaluate gaze of individuals with and without autism towards photographs containing interacting or non-interacting humans. Degree of social demand was associated with gaze behaviors.


Speech-Language Pathology Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Instructional Level:
Introductory Instruction at the Introductory Level of difficulty is generally intended for professionals with novice experience in the content area. Material presented is based on fundamental principles or concepts that are fairly well known and regularly applied. Often this level of training is intended to be a prerequisite to successive, more difficult topics offered at the Intermediate Level. At times, experienced professionals might be advised to take this training for review or in preparation for more advanced level training. Introductory level can also be used to describe course content related to new or emerging areas of practice.
Abstract Type: Research Submission
Learner Outcomes:
Learner Outcome 1: Describe major elements of the study design
Learner Outcome 2: Discuss the authors’ conclusions
Learner Outcome 3: Identify possible implications for practice
   

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