M.A. Special Education
Language, Literacy, and Special Education
College of Education
Kuder, S Jay
Selective mutism; Tablet computers
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine everyday assistive technology, such as an iPad(R) and the effect that it would have on the communication of a fifth grade student with Selective Mutism. The subject was introduced to the iPad(R) with the purpose of a verbal communication application creating success for the future. The application was used to increase nonverbal communication with peers, teachers, and school staff by way of sharing speech through the voice of the application. In the study it was also examined to see if the communication application could create a verbal opportunity for the subject to speak with trusted individuals. The results suggested that the iPad(R) application created success for nonverbal communication within the classroom, however due to time constraints, the application was not able to generalize into speech communication from the subject.
Skacel, Kristin, "Using technology for communication with selective mutism" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 269.